Austin Singer Songwriter Bill Godfrey allows himself to go under the influence on his haunting new EP “Hypnotized”. “Hypnotized” is a 5-track exploration of how the mind seeks influence, leading to all manner of trouble. Vocally, Godfrey literally oozes soul and storytelling acumen, likening him to artists ranging from Jose Gonzales and Cautious Clay to Jeff Buckley and Sufjan Stevens with his untethered, emotionally charged delivery.
Bill Godfrey‘s unique signature sound couples Indie Pop and Folk with Electronica, Soul and Indie Rock. However, his approach is born from classic inspiration. Bill grew up in rural Texas and started playing music at a young age.
“The Kerrville Folk Festival was a big part of my early exposure to playing and singing. It’s a 3 week long camp out in which friends bring instruments and play music together. Only acoustic instruments are allowed. I learned a ton of songs and was exposed to artists like Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Blaze Foley, James Taylor, Carol King and John Prine.”
Sonically, Godrey blends traditional and modern elements seamlessly, creating a sonic experience that is both thought-provoking and emotionally resonant.
“Hypnotized is a coming-of-age exploration of a young mind that seeks identity and love, but struggles to break free from outside influence and control. Each track explores a means of influence over the mind, by way of fear, grief, co-dependence, substances, dogma, or even malice.”
“Hypnotized” is accompanied by an interactive, touchable music video created by Bill himself using web technology. Watch the innovative and immersive visual at Bill Godfrey’s website.
Bill Godfrey – All instrumental performances unless otherwise specified
Ray Zepeda – Saxophone solo on Sprightly Gentleman
Dani Poppit – Backing vocals on Patiently
Marshall Gallagher – electric guitar solo on Mama Help Me
Bill Godfrey – all compositions and lyrics unless otherwise specified
Lynda Few – co-wrote lyrics for Patiently
Dani Poppit – co-wrote lyrics for Mama Help Me
Marshall Gallagher – co-wrote music for Mama Help Me
Bill Godfrey Exec Producer all tracks
Adam Moseley Co-Producer for Sprightly Gentleman, Perfect Place, Mama Help Me, & Patiently
Marshall Gallagher Co-Producer for Mama Help Me
Mama Help Me
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@billgodfrey4534
Bill Godfrey is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and technologist from Austin, Texas. Godfrey’s musical style combines elements of folk and blues with electronic, resulting in a dynamic genre-defying sound that pushes the boundaries of traditional styles.
Godfrey’s debut album, “Hypnotized”, offers a poignant and introspective exploration of a young mind’s struggle to find identity and love while grappling with external control and influence. This album takes listeners on a captivating journey of self-discovery exploring themes of fear, grief, co-dependence, substances, dogma, and malice. Sonically, Godrey blends traditional and modern elements seamlessly, creating a sonic experience that is both thought-provoking and emotionally resonant.
Coupled with the release of his debut album, Godfrey has leveraged web technology to create a music video with an interactive twist. The audio-visual experience can be affected by touching the screen, allowing the audience to engage with the music on a whole new level. Godfrey’s use of interactivity adds a transformative layer to his musical compositions, captivating and delighting audiences.