Ezra Williams Shares Sun-Woozy “Until I’m Home”
PRAISE FOR Ezra Williams
3. Deep Routed
4. Don’t Wake Me Up
5. My Nose
6. Beside Me
7. I Miss You(r Face)
8. My Friend
9. Until I’m Home
11. Just Not
“Until I’m Home” by Ezra Williams is out now, listen here.
Ezra Williams (fka Smoothboi Ezra) today shares their single “Until I’m Home,” the latest, soothingly sentimental and heart-achingly, emotionally real single off of their upcoming debut album SUPERNUMERARIES out this June. Listen/watch “Until I’m Home” HERE, and pre-save Supernumeraries HERE.
True to form, Ezra keeps things deceptively simple as the song starts with an acoustic strumming on guitar. The song builds with playful synths talking to each other in what seems to be a sunny echo chamber. As they repeat over and over, “Don’t wanna lean too much / I could get used to using you as a crutch,” steady percussion keeps easy, leisurely time, and it becomes very clear that things aren’t as sunny as they sonically seem.
Of “Until I’m Home,” Ezra says, “I wrote this song on the train home from hanging out with my girlfriend at the time. I overthink everything and cannot be left alone with my own thoughts for a second or ill feel like the world is collapsing in on me.”
Ezra offers an often overlooked take on emotional relationships, as they’re writing as a person who is gender non-binary and on the autism spectrum. They are helping people who don’t often see themselves represented in the media hear themselves in music and moving the needle on what it means to write a love song. They’ve been compared to “Phoebe Bridgers at her best” (Paste), and their tender, self-examining indie calls to Fiona Apple, Soccer Mommy and Indigo De Souza, though they wouldn’t corner or compare themselves with anyone but their own self.
Growing up in a coastal town in County Wicklow, Ireland, Ezra always loved living right next to the sea – but hated the sand. An introverted person growing up, they veered between being “the quiet kid or kid that was always getting in trouble… I was a different person depending on who I was around, which I think is an autism thing,” they say. It simply took uploading their first songs to SoudCloud so their mother could listen for flocks of folks to organically fall in love with their demos.
Since then, their single “Stuck” landed on Bob Boilen’s All Songs Considered, while their previous single “My Own Person” garnered widespread acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 1, NME, Consequence, Dork, the Irish Times, and appeared on the Netflix series Heartstopper, after which Ezra’s total Spotify streams skyrocketed to over 80million and counting. In their short career, they’ve played Great Escape, Consequence’s Protect Live Music livestream (alongside Glass Animals, Real Estate, Perfume Genius, and many more), Glastonbury Fest online, recently opened for Malaki, supported Orville Peck at Dublin’s Grand Social, and more. They’ll also be playing a string of live dates this Spring in the UK, including shows in London, Dublin, and at the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. Ezra Williams makes music that’s self-deprecating but never sombre, and always utterly charming.
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