Listen: Willie West – I’m Still a Man (Lord Have Mercy)

Willie West - I'm Still a Man (Lord Have Mercy)

Legendary soul singer Willie West has recently emerged with new raw sound, which fuses very distinctly personal lyricism with heavy minor key grooves. On a trip to Finland last year West couldn’t help laying down a few lyrics at Timmion studios in Helsinki’s Kaapelitehdas. The session produced a fresh new track I’m Still A Man, which continues on the same slow, dark and melodic path, which he paved with The High Society Brothers in 2009 with The Devil Gives Me Everything. From the first desolate guitar licks on Willie starts to lure the listener into his damp and heavy-aired space, like only the few masters brewed in the southern climate can. There’s not many of Willie’s breed still around and who knows how long his dark wail will bless us with gems like this. This will be arguably the best four minutes you will spend listening to music today!

“I’m Still A Man” is out October 30th via Timmion Records

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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