VIDEO PREMIERE: DEVON WILLIAMS “CIRCUS WORLD”

Devon Williams is a songwriter’s songwriter, dedicated to precision and economy even in a time when the concept of an actual economy is fast retreating toward wishful fiction. With Williams there’s never any windmilling musical equivocation, no attention-desperate showing off, no vacancy of lyric or melody and nothing that isn’t cut to tape (or … carved to SSD?) unless it serves some deeply considered purpose. Some people like hooks but Williams likes a lightning strikeā€”a zig-zag flash that throws everything into silhouette and relief for a moment and then lingers in a streak of color.