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      Slow Life
      August 5, 2022
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          1. Bad Memory - Will Stewart
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    From Montgomery’s river region, up through West Alabama and over to Birmingham, a brief stint in Tennessee and tumbling back over Red Mountain to settle in East Birmingham. You could describe Will Stewart’s sound as “Central Alabama Music.” A little south of Nashville, some might say.

    Stewart’s new full length Slow Life is a collection of songs that capture his unique blend of varied styles and interpretations. In our current rapid fire consumer culture of “brands” and “influencers,” Slow Life invites people to take a seat and relax for a while.

    While past releases County Seat (2018) and Way Gone (2020) drew from a more internal and reflective mood, Slow Life approaches the music in a more immediate and whimsical spirit.

    The lead track “Bad Memory” is a mid-tempo road song inviting the listener to roll down the windows and take the scenic route. A meditation on the wish to have the ability to summon up a bad memory in order to achieve a more peaceful state – wouldn’t that be nice?

    “Nothing’s Right” is a stumbling tongue in cheek lament on how everything falls apart when “baby” is feeling blue.

    “New World Daydream” is a power pop jangler that spins a cautionary tale of being easily turned into a corporate zombie of Western culture. “Here you walk around / as if you’re already dead / money, God and pills / won’t ever fix what’s in your head”

    Armed with his core band, Ross Parker (bass) Tyler McGuire (drums) Janet Simpson (vocals) and help from Daniel Raine (keys), Stewart churns through 10 songs of guitar driven folk rock. Recorded in the heart of east Birmingham and engineered by Brad Timko, it’s a sound that is uniquely Central Alabama.

    Will Stewart’s new LP Slow Life is out now on vinyl, CD and digital/streaming platforms via Cornelius Chapel Records. Click here to order.

    FOR MORE INFO ON WILL STEWART:
    https://www.willstewartmusic.com

    FOR MORE INFO ON CORNELIUS CHAPEL RECORDS:
    http://www.corneliuschapelrecords.com

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  • Here’s what critics are saying about Will Stewart’s “Slow Life” album:

    • “Electric and acoustic guitars—all played by the Birmingham, Alabama–based Will Stewart—are front and center throughout this tuneful third album, whose bright instrumentation may sometimes remind you of George Harrison’s solo work. At its best, it’s downright exhilarating. And Stewart’s vocals, which find a middle ground between the Jayhawks and Tom Petty, are a treat.” – Jeff Burger, THE AQUARIAN
    • “Stewart Is a consummate songwriter, one capable of conjuring indelible reflective moods and warmly welcoming folk rock.” – Caleb Campbell, UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE

      “The standout tune ‘Nothing’s Right’ finds Stewart taking the folk road as he lets the simple strumming and hrmonies complement the kind of clever lyricism that would make John Prine smile.” – Neil Ferguson, GLIDE MAGAZINE

      “Central Alabaman Will Stewart explores the sounds of the region — a little bit Nashville, a little Birmingham, a lot of rolling hills — in his album Slow Life. ‘Bad Memory’ exemplifies the blend of summery grooves and nostalgic lyrics Stewart explores throughout the album.” — Rachel Cholst, THE BOOT

      [Four stars!] “… some of his most inventive songs to date… and proof that great rock music can inspire more than just the hips. It can also motivate the mind and stir the soul.” – ALAN CACKETT

      “Will Stewart’s third album, Slow Life, is an easy rolling cocktail of Americana, folk rock and jangling guitar swagger, the influence of Dylan never too far away from his nasal drawl. Suffused with a quiet melancholia and inviting you to stretch out and soak up the sounds, Slow Life may be in no hurry but it’s a fine reminder that it’s the tortoise who wins the race, not the hare.” – Mike Davies, FOLK RADIO UK

      “One of the things that typified early alt-country was good ol’ guitar jangle – bands like Whiskeytown, Son Volt and Old 97’s were LOADED with it, and it’s what drew a lot of us in. Alabaman Will Stewart’s latest album, Slow Life, is a guitar-based record that will drop y’all right back into that mid-‘90s Jangletopia.” – Andrew Gulden , AMERICANA HIGHWAYS