Equal Vision Records’ solo artist William Beckett is premiering a new song “Hanging On A Honeymoon” on Glamour.com today. “‘Hanging On a Honeymoon’ is all about the amazing haze of happiness that surrounds you early on in a relationship when everything is cute and anything is charming as long as you’re together,” Beckett reveals. “We all know this can’t last forever, but this song is about wanting it to.”
The song comes from his debut full-length album, Genuine & Counterfeit, which will be released on August 20.
Earlier this week, Beckett premiered his first music video from the record as well, partnering with FUSE for the launch of “Benny & Joon” – a song and video loosely inspired by the movie of the same name, chronicling two oddballs falling in love, accepting each other’s quirks and differences. The video is also now available on Youtube.
Beckett recorded Genuine & Counterfeit earlier this year in his hometown of Chicago, IL with producer Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo). The new album embraces his expansive vocal range, pop sensibilities, quirky yet soothingly hypnotic melodies and distinctive narrative lyrical twists; Offering his most diverse stylings and personal material to date. Genuine & Counterfeit also features guest vocal appearances from Say Anything’s Max Bemis and Mayday Parade’s Derek Sanders.
As a solo artist, and as frontman to the now disbanded outfit The Academy Is…, Beckett has toured with the likes of KISS, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Cobra Starship, Plain White T’s, Mayday Parade and more.
Beckett is currently performing on the Acoustic Basement Stage of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, which wraps up this week in Houston, TX. This Fall, he will head back overseas for an Australian tour with Anberlin and The Maine. US tour plans for later in the year are confirmed, with details to be announced soon.
All upcoming, announced William Beckett tour dates can be seen below. Pre-orders for Genuine & Counterfeit are available now through williambeckett.merchnow.com and through digital retailers such as iTunes and Amazon, with the digital deluxe versions featuring two bonus tracks. The iTunes digital deluxe LP version, in addition to the bonus tracks, also features exclusive content such as a Nervous Energies session live acoustic video and never-before-seen photographs.
w/Anberlin and The Maine
Sep 04 Brisbane, Australia @ The HiFi (18+)
Sep 05 Gold Coast, Australia @ Coolangatta Hotel (18+)
Sep 06 New Castle, Australia @ Panthers (LIC AA)
Sep 07 Sydney, Australia @ The HiFi (LIC AA)
Sep 08 Melbourne, Australia @ The Palace (18+)
Sep 10 Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov (LIC AA)
Sep 11 Fremantle, Australia @ Metro (18+)
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