Band: William Prince
Label/Vertrieb: Glassnote Music LLC/AWAL
For his eagerly-awaited sophomore album, songwriter William Prince begins with single word, Reliever, which informs a collection of exceptionally rendered explorations of what, who and how peace is found. Relievers come in all forms; for Prince, it is song. With its emphasis on words and confidently unfussed accompaniment, Reliever puts Prince’s gift for sparking powerful emotions of both personal and communal relevance at the fore. A masterclass in skillful simplicity, Reliever works a generous and profound kind of magic.
To make Reliever, Prince reconvened with producers Dave Cobb in Nashville and Scott Nolan in Winnipeg, the team behind his JUNO Award winning debut and subsequent Glassnote Records reissue, Earthly Days. With the song “Breathless,” which reached the B List at Radio 2 which has 17 million weekly listeners in the UK alone and the biggest station in Europe, Earthly Days introduced Prince’s poignant philosophy and rich baritone to the world. Prince’s trajectory from Peguis First National in Manitoba, Canada, to opening for Neil Young, has seen the relative newcomer find esteem and career-changing opportunity wherever he performs.
Highlights & Accolades
Included in MasterCard #StartSomethingPriceless Campaign alongside SZA and 5 other developing artists.
Performed on Breakfast Television Toronto
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year winner at 2017 Juno Awards
Indigenous Music Album of the Year nominee at 2017 Juno Awards
Western Canadian Music Award for Aboriginal Artist of the Year 2016
Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year award at the 2014 Indigenous Music Awards
Inducted Bruce Cockburn into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
Single “The Carny” hit number one on Sirius XM’s National Aboriginal Music Countdown Top 40
Past tours: Neil Young, Amelia Curran, Susan Aglukark, Marty Stuart and Buffy Saint-Marie
Live Performances at AmericanaFest 2019, Reepherbahn 2019
Reliever Track List
Always Have What We Had
That's All I'll Ever Become
Leave It By The Sea
Heaven and Hell
Great Wide Open