Kathryn Williams: Songs from the Novel ‘Greatest Hits’ – fruitful collaboration with author Laura Barnett
Songs From The Novel Greatest Hits
One Little Indian
Singer / Songwriter
Barnett invited Williams to pen songs to accompany her new book, Greatest Hits, the story of a fictional music artist, Cass Williams. Williams (Kathryn, that is) takes up the cudgel with gusto, running the gamut of emotions and musical styles, from pastoral playfulness to jagged-edged brittleness.
From the tender expositions of her 2000 album Little Black Numbers, Williams has always been at her best when she’s applying a scalpel to the most minute of human emotional experiences.
She’s abetted by siblings Romeo and Michele Stodart on production, instrumentation and backing vocals. This is deep-dive, after-dark music, sculpted into shapes that morph into something more with each return visit. kathrynwilliams.co.uk