- 29 Mar 23
Following their two EPs IS IT and Stuck and making the soundtrack of Netflix's teen drama Heartstopper with 'My Own Person,' Ezra Williams is dropping their debut album Supernumeraries this June.
The Cork-native Ezra Williams previously dazzled the music scene with two EPs and a handful of singles. Now, after announcing their debut album Supernumeraries, dropping June 16th via AWAL, they've released the album's first track 'Bleed.'
The rest of Supernumeraries is approached with a flair of unique and personal influences. The 21-year-old grew up with an excess of teeth, called hyperdontia, the long word for an exceeding amount of something sticking with them to the point of inspiration. What happened to all their teeth, however, remains a mystery.
“Someone, somewhere, has a bag of my teeth,” they inform, shrugging. "I don't remember where I put them, so that's that.”
Now their discography includes singles like 'A Shitty Gay Song About You,' 'Seventeen,' and their EPs IS IT and Stuck. What started as an experiment with Apple's production software Garageband has snowballed into the beginnings of an amazing musical career, with Ezra's single 'My Own Person' even making its way onto Netflix's Heartstopper's soundtrack.
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Speaking about their first single, 'Thinking of You,' Ezra recalls that they originally started their career by happy accident: “I played it for my mum, and she wanted to know how to listen to it."
“And so I put it on SoundCloud. It kind of picked up from there, so I just kept releasing things. That was it. And it kind of feels like the same thing even now – except, well, now everyone's acting like my mum!”
With a show at The Social in London on April 5th, Ezra's largely self-produced work has come far. Recorded across friends' houses and in their parents' Greystones garden, the introspective and bold collection continues their journey of musical and personal exploration.
With focuses like the struggling, transforming narrative in 'Deep Routed' and the anxious, socially adrift 'Bleed' and 'Until I'm Home,' Supernumeraries doesn't pull its punches. Concluding with a track that Ezra wrote at the start of their musical odyssey, 'Seventeen,' ends in hopeful yelling, the kind of kicking and screaming that comes with entering the world a determined strength despite any lingering doubts.
Ezra Williams has tested their metal performing live in support of the likes of Orville Peck, Jungle, and Pillow Queens. For those that may have missed their show at the Workman's in Dublin earlier this month, they have an upcoming headline show in London this April at The Social. You can also find them at this year's Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Competition.
Watch 'Bleed' here:
Pre-order Supernumeraries' here:
Check out Supernumeraries' tracklist here:
- Deep Routed
- Don’t Wake Me Up
- My Nose
- Beside Me
- I Miss You(r Face)
- My Friend
- Until I’m Home
- Just Not
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