Listen to Devon Williams’s Bright, Sparkling “Games”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 05.05.14 in News

Devon Williams has a knack for writing beautiful, soft-focus songs characterized by sun-catching guitars and gently-gliding vocal melodies. “Games,” from the forthcoming Gilding the Lily is no different, though it displays a greater structural obstinance than his previous work. The percussion kicks fitfully, and the surreal break that follows the first chorus is the kind of weird, dreamlike interlude that might turn up on a Destroyer song. It’s a strong step forward for the wistful troubadour.