Bio: William Hut is praised internationally for his work with Norwegian Grammy winners Poor Rich Ones, and received rave reviews for his nine solo albums, The genre-dipping pop sound of William Hut is sure to stop listeners dead in their tracks. Hut’s debut solo album Road Star Doolittle was in Rob O’Connor’s (Rolling Stone) list of top 10 albums for 2003. UK press described it as “Infinitely sad and nocturnal, yet uplifting rather than depressing, this is a real find!” (Q). Follow up, Versus The End of Fashion Park’ was described as “…warmly sad, high on heartbreak”, …(a) wintry classic” (Uncut) and “…a hopelessly romantic record of love, loss and longing.” (Drowned in Sound). In 2007, he released his most successful album to date Nightfall and featured the hit Take It Easy which spent over 6 months in the national charts and earned him his third Grammy nomination as a solo performer. Hafnir Games (2016) is arguably his best, most diverse and beautiful album yet. Stand out tracks include the poetic folk-pop of Bliss, Tussle For Freedom with shades of Death Cab For Cutie’s wistful lyricism and the driving synth/bass bittersweet pop of The Racetrack. Comparisons to Michael Stipe are clear on the gorgeous romance of Balcony View. William is currently working on a new album and the beautiful tune “I’m Staring At The Sun” is his first single out.
Who are your top 5 influences? That is hard to tell, because there’s too many. But I could easily namedrop bands like: The Cure, R.E.M. Depeche Mode, Sigur Ros & The Clash.
When are your new projects coming out? First of all I will release two or three new singles this year. And my new album is probably set for release late 2018 or early 2019.
What helped you get into music? I heard a band called The Alarm (UK) when I was around twelve years old, and after that I just knew that music was going to be my path in life.
What is one thing you would tell your fans? I’m in it for the music, the impact, value and feelings lyrics and music can have in our lives.
What are your biggest goals for 2018? First of all promote and work on my new release “I’m Staring At The Sun”. Then release a couple of more songs worldwide. And of course finishing my new album. And my goals as always.. reach out to you with my music.