Unless you intend buy the physical album off the official website, the only other place to get William Beckett's second EP, Winds Will Change, legally, is on iTunes. Sadly, it is only available in the US store. So where does that leave us non-US, law-abiding citizens?
Well, Beckett recently released his full EP on his YouTube channel, so, yay! We get to listen to his new tracks online!
The opening track, Great Night, is a real head-turner. It proves to be one of those tap-your-feet-along songs with a catchy sing-along chorus. I fell in love with it instantly.
Beckett experiments with a little rock in Warriors, which comes off as a little too heavy, especially from Beckett. I must add, however, that despite the track sounding a wee bit too ambitious, the chorus does have a unique and infectious ring to it. The next track, Scarlett (Tokyo), fails to impress in its entirety. To put it bluntly, the song was just plain boring.
Making up for all that the previous tracks have lacked is the closing track, Dig A Hole. It is my favourite track on the EP and ends the album on a strong note. In this track, Beckett proves how talented of a vocalist he is with his strong and powerful vocals. The song also gave me an impression that it was taken out of a movie soundtrack, perhaps to be played during the rolling credits of a movie.
If I were to compare Beckett's first solo EP, Walk The Talk, with Winds Will Change, I would prefer the latter as it offers a better selection of songs and was able to showcase Beckett's talent in writing lyrics. It also gave me a better insight of what Beckett is really capable of, musically.
So check out his new EP, Winds Will Change, below (You can select the song to listen to by clicking on its title in the video):