‘Jesus Blues’ is the third single from William Crighton’s acclaimed debut album
To celebrate his spate of festival appearances, Australian singer-songwriter William Crighton will release his new single ‘Jesus Blues’ off his highly acclaimed self-titled debut album. It is accompanied by a startling video that places the singer as an omnipotent suburban entity.
“It’s a song about temptation and questioning everything.” – William Crighton
Director Pier Carthew says the music video is set “as an evangelical trip into hard-knock suburbia” that “shakes off the suppression of suburban life to reveal hidden dreams, nightmares and the sheer bizarre nature of ordinary people.”
William Crighton came away with accolades as a buzz artist at BIGSOUND and Australian Music Week this month, impressing a slew of delegates. The shows landed him a spot at WOMADelaide in March 2017, an opportunity to play in front of 5,000 fans for a Sydney Kings game and opportunities in the overseas markets.
Crighton has been traversing the continent, travelling to WA for Blues in the Bush and Wave Rock Weekender, amongst other festival spots on the East Coast, and playing to full rooms at his own shows.
Alongside that, the captivating performer was featured as one of Australia’s hottest rising stars in Rolling Stone in September this year.
He is set to embark on a set of summer tour dates including a visit to Tamworth Country Music Festival to play a special one-off show with Melody Pool in January. He’ll then join greats like Paul Kelly, Hoodoo Gurus and James Reyne at the Riverboats Festival in Victoria in February.