Trent Williams is a Perth-born folk/pop artist. Trent's songwriting has been compared to Paul Kelly, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. His musicality is similar to that of Passenger, Boy and Bear or Vance Joy
His debut release 'Stories from our Times' (affectionately 'Stories') was released in 2017 to critical acclaim - 'Amnplify' describing Trent's songs as "...(having) this really raw sort of, nice personality...) and 'Spotlight Report' saying of the EP; “...with his gentle vocals and magical acoustics, Williams has proven that with effort and persistence, he can create art with music diversity and positive impact”.
‘Stories From Our Times' is a line taken from the single ‘Annie’ but relates closely to each of the 5 songs or stories on Trent’s EP, “each song is a story about an interaction or a relationship”.
Debut single ‘What Do You Call a Man’ was premiered in January on roots blog ’Timber and Steel'. It has received airplay on national radio station Triple J and has been picked up by many community radio stations. The track was also featured by Spotify and international music blog, Indie Feed.
Trent’s follow up single ‘Annie’ was premiered on Triple J's Roots'n'All program and has been featured on Balcony TV -Sydney. Lyrically, the song is a continuation of Bob Dylan’s ‘Annie’s Going to Sing Her Song’. Through crafty lyrics and upbeat folk elements the track gives the overall message of ‘better to have loved and lost that to not have loved at all’. The song has a Mumford and Sons feel. The film clip was directed and produced by Joshua Searle and beautifully hints at lines from the song.
The rest of the EP is memorable and heartfelt, each story being individual but following on from the last creating ‘Stories From Our Times’.
Trent is currently working on his follow up release which is due in the 2nd half of 2018.