Billy Davis should unequivocally be on every inner-city cafe’s Spotify playlist.
Jazzy neo-soul will never find itself out of place among indoor plants, too-cool baristas and smashed avo. ‘No Longer Lovers’ is the first track from Billy Davis’ impending album. They’re now signed to Good Manners and will be releasing their second album at some point next year.
Billy Davis is another one of those amalgamation bands full of musicians in their own right, consisting of a big live lineup of 11 people, and all led by William Rimington – an already established member of the neo-soul scene in Melbourne.
On closer inspection, the very decisive lines like “I don’t believe in love no more” is at odds with the calm way Rimington sings them. While it wouldn’t immediately strike you as an excellent break up song, the quietly confident lyrics along with the soothing melody proves otherwise.
With the track’s background-noise keys and drums letting the heartfelt vocals shine through, Billy Davis has got The Internet written all over it. It’s about time we got some of this style being created locally at high quality. Organic, no carbon miles, local production.
Based in: Melbourne, Australia.
Upcoming album: Out 2017 via Good Manners.
Sounds like: Kaytranada, The Internet, Fortunes.
Say what? The video clip of ‘No Longer Lovers’ was filmed in a supermarket. When they enquired about filming on the premise, the store manager thought that they would have to pay for the privilege to have Billy Davis film there. Sunshine’s FoodWorks has a lucrative marketing budget apparently.