"Crighton breathes fresh and strikingly vivid life into the umbrous bush of traditional Australian balladry." - Rolling Stone
"Original Australian voices should be celebrated and supported with all we have. Here is one to rally behind without reservation." Martin Jones - Rhythms
"It’s high theatrics, gutsy and cool at the same time." - Newcastle Herald
“Mesmerising debut album.”' ****1/2 stars - The Music
“Crighton is a major talent”' ****1/2 stars - Courier Mail
“2000 Clicks is killer.” John Schumann (Redgum)
“What a talent." - Felicity Urquhart Saturday Night Country (ABC Radio)
“'Rarely do you witness an audience spell bound and breathless.” - Life Music Media
His debut, self-title album was released on March 18, 2016.
“It’s high theatrics, gutsy and cool at the same time.” - Newcastle Herald
“Mesmerising debut album 1/2 stars” - The Music
“Crighton is a major talent. 1/2 Stars” - Courier Mail
About The Artist
30/11/2016 - WILLIAM CRIGHTON RELEASES 3RD SINGLE - JESUS BLUES
To celebrate his spate of festival appearances, Australian singer-songwriter William Crighton will release his new single 'Jesus Blues' off his highly acclaimed self-titled debut album. It is accompanied by a startling video that places the singer as an omnipotent suburban entity.
"It's a song about temptation and questioning everything" Crighton explains.
Director Pier Carthew says the music video is set “as an evangelical trip into hard-knock suburbia” that “shakes off the suppression of suburban life to reveal hidden dreams, nightmares and the sheer bizarre nature of ordinary people.”
WILLIAM CRIGHTON RELEASES SINGLE ‘JESUS BLUES’
30/6/16 - WILLIAM CRIGHTON 2ND SINGLE - 2000 CLICKS
‘2000 Clicks’ illustrates Crighton’s literary approach to lyricism. The stirring track explores ideas of fate and free will, the ways in which we navigate the everyday chaos of life and evade the challenges it throws at us. These ideas are framed through the song’s narrator, a man in deep reflection as his car lies in a ditch, a storm raging all around him.
“‘2000 Clicks’ is a story from growing up out in the Riverina,” Crighton explains. “Humans seem to suffer from the ‘grass is greener’ syndrome a lot. Sometimes it is, sometime's not. Whether it's getting out of your home town headed for Queensland or setting off in a space ship to Mars, running from the mess we make instead of cleaning it up is an approach that always has an element of appeal.”
Accompanying the release of ‘2000 Clicks’ is a music video directed by Crighton, his wife Julieanne and drummer and collaborator Reuben Alexander. The clip is low-fi and gritty, centred around William's performance. Subtle psychedelic moments reflect the idiosyncratic images and questions the wind brings to the mind sometimes.
WILLIAM CRIGHTON RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘2000 CLICKS’
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