First Listen: Christopher Williams has been “Proud 2 Long”

(October 24, 2018) Although the highest charting hits of Christopher Williams’ three decades in the music business thus far have been smooth, uptempo grooves (“I’m Dreamin’,” “Every Little Thing U Do,” “Talk to Myself”), his albums have largely been composed of contemplative soul ballads. His ability to straddle vocal power and vulnerability was exemplified deftly on his oft-forgotten Not a Perfect Man set; and it’s a shame that his releases have been so few and far between since the turn of the millennium.

(October 24, 2018) Although the highest charting hits of Christopher Williams’ three decades in the music business thus far have been smooth, uptempo grooves (“I’m Dreamin’,” “Every Little Thing U Do,” “Talk to Myself”), his albums have largely been composed of contemplative soul ballads. His ability to straddle vocal power and vulnerability was exemplified deftly on his oft-forgotten Not a Perfect Man set; and it’s a shame that his releases have been so few and far between since the turn of the millennium.

Williams’ new single, “Proud 2 Long,” finds him expertly applying his tried and true pipes to a confessional lyric which will resonate with many a young man who’s taken a devoted lady for granted then come to regret it deeply. Against a simple yet melodically rich track, he conjures the tender and passionate emotions of bittersweet hindsight with a gruff charm and authentic conviction that continues to set him apart from many contemporaries. Take a First Listen below and let us know your thoughts!

by Justin Kantor

Christopher Williams - "Proud 2 Long"

 

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