New York singer-songwriter Tim Williams enters a cut-and-paste fairytale in his video for “Novel.” We see that book flapping and read the song title, but “Novel”‘s less novelist, and more a well-detailed short story in some clear-skied setting where you toss out dreams and live in your garbage until you jump on a boat with a parasol-toting lady, fight away sky-darkening waves and octopi, hop a ride with an elephant, take a flight into outer space with some helpful song birds, etc. The video, at least, is sorta like the carnival-in-space of the Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight,” but with less dramatic sweep.
Regardless, our writer’s block isn’t this magical. Speaking of which: Amrit, pass the beer.
Feel free to check it out sans images as well (if you’re one of those).
Tim Williams – “Novel” (MP3)
Or see the dude’s beard in the flesh…
09/28 – Baltimore, MD @ Goucher College: Gopher Hole
10/02 – New York, NY @ The Cake Shop
10/06 – Johnson City, TN @ Acoustic Coffeehouse
10/07 – Chicago, IL @ Uncommon Ground
10/09 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/11 – Des Moines, IA @ Mars Café
10/12 – Ames, IA @ The M-Shop
10/17 – New York, NY @ Fat Baby (CMJ – Dovecote Records Showcase)
10/18 – New York, NY @ Indaba Music Loft (CMJ)
(A number of dates with Geert Van Der Velde TBA.)
When Work Is Done is out 10/2 on Dovecote Records.