Jerry Williams is carving out a rather good space for herself musically, managing to neatly encompass elements of indie, pop and traditional singer songwriter into each new tune she releases.
Her latest, Let’s Just Forget It is probably her finest one to date. Out goes the musical chirpiness of Boy Oh Boy or Mother and in slides a tender melancholy musicality combined with Jerry’s personal real-life lyrics. “Just hold your arms around me, this cruel world, let’s just forget it,” she sings at whoever the song is directed to, as the music swells to an intimate and tender crescendo. Her voice as ever is sweet perfection. Beautiful stuff.
The video, a one shot piece, was filmed on West Wittering beach near Chichester – one of my favourite areas of coast in the south of the UK – its simplicity working well with the song. OK I’ll admit at the end I thought Jerry was going to rush off into the distance and jump headlong into the sea, but then maybe the (likely) accompanying shout of “f*ck this, it’s cold,” probably wouldn’t have suited the poignant atmosphere of the work up to that point.
Let’s Just Forget It is the title track of Jerry’s new EP which also features Mother, a track that has now hit over 2 million streams on Spotify – not bad for an unsigned artist.
Jerry is also about to head out on her first UK tour, starting this Sunday in Portsmouth at The Loft. Breaking More Waves will be in attendence so follow me on Twitter (here) for some opinions of the gig there. That show is already totally sold out, although tickets are available for her other shows in London (3rd), Manchester (4th), Bristol (5th) and Birmingham (6th) – grab one quick.
Jerry Williams - Let's Just Forget It