First Listen: Will Downing takes us "One Step Closer"

For two decades, SoulTrackers have been loving their Will Downing. And they've been getting a different dose of him this year via his musical trilogy, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, three EPs that look at three sides of romantic music. While we wait for him to release the third edition, Tomorrow,Will has given us a new single from the Today EP, the very nice "One Step Closer"

"One Step Closer" is our newest First Listen. Take one listen below and tell us what you think!

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For two decades, SoulTrackers have been loving their Will Downing. And they've been getting a different dose of him this year via his musical trilogy, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, three EPs that look at three sides of romantic music. While we wait for him to release the third edition, Tomorrow,Will has given us a new single from the Today EP, the very nice "One Step Closer"

"One Step Closer" is our newest First Listen. Take one listen below and tell us what you think!

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More about Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

How does an artist who rose to prominence “yesterday” stay relevant “today” or for that matter “tomorrow”?  It’s been said that creativity keeps long-term relationships fresh, interesting and exciting.   Recording artist Will Downing obviously believes in applying that same principle to the relationship he’s enjoyed over the years with his many loyal fans.  Ever evolving and unafraid to push the sonic envelope closer to the edge, Downing follows up his 2010 release Lust, Love and Lies “audio novel” concept with an innovative “musical trilogy” entitled Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Music lovers left hungry for something grown and sexy should rejoice over these bite-sized creations.  As the name suggests, the first EP, “Yesterday” (November 15th 2011), was the appetizer, focusing on some of Will Downing’s favorite re-makes or as he refers to them, “interpretations”, of songs of yesterday , delivered seamlessly with both his signature stylings and a deep respect for the original.  

The second course, Today, arrived in February 2012, and showcased Will Downing’s well earned status as the Prince of Sophisticated Soul. Dessert gets served in the form of the release of Tomorrow, which will feature Downing venturing slightly outside of the box in which some might expect him to remain.  

The musical trilogy Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow represents a rare display of an artist in complete touch with his craft, his audience and the changing times that currently influence both. For the consumer, the uniquely staggered time-release schedule will keep the fresh product coming while offering the experience of focusing more deeply on fewer songs at a reduced cost to acquire. This time around, the anticipated song creations that will serve to complete the trilogy are part of the intrigue and mystique of the release.

 

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