Single review: Karl S Williams | Blood To Give

‘Blood To Give’ is the striking new number from much loved Gold Coast musical journeyman Karl S Williams. The track presents Karl’s oeuvre in a slightly grittier light – it’s still unmistakably him, but subtly readjusts his musical template to bring to the fore a more scuzzed-up portrayal of his inner junkyard muse. It commences with a stinging, dirt laced guitar riff as Karl taps out the rhythm and emotes the real-deal blues, before stomping forth on a roughed up and righteous garage-blues trip. Half way through things get introspective and dreamy for a bit, before the track barrels on home, once again on the back of ‘that’ delightfully insistent riff – good luck getting it out of your head.

The track was produced and recorded with aplomb by the renowned Matt Redlich, whose credentials include working with Holy Holy, Ball Park Music, Emma Louise and Husky.

A track to put some pep into your loins as well as fire in your belly, it’s quite possibly Karl’s’ finest recorded musical moment to date. In the words of the man himself: “It is to be played loudly and I hope that if people sing and dance along they will find that their burden is made lighter for a little while.”


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