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William Crighton

With Empire, William Crighton delivers both ageless and untempered fire and inexhaustible forward momentum. The album expands Crighton’s powerful sound into sprawling new planes and finds the singer-songwriter bringing a cinematographer’s eye for detail to bear on his unique and immersive lyrical style. Empire sees William Crighton expand his study of the human psyche, hard close-ups meet a roving widescreen lens. It is a songbook of breathtaking insight. The flame of the human spirit is, in Crighton’s hands, shown to be the most powerful force at work in 21st Century Australia: one that produces both soot and shadow, but also guiding light, illuminating both the painful past and the difficult path forward along which hope will always chime. Quickly building a reputation as a world-class live performer, he has performed to thronging crowds at WOMADelaide and Woodford Folk Festival. He showcased at Canadian Music Week, New York City’s Mondo Music Conference and the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. In February 2018, Crighton recently completed his debut Canadian tour, alongside JUNO nominated Hamilton rocker Terra Lightfoot.

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