William Bolton delivers the soaring new single 'BATSHIT'
After finding huge support for his previously shared anthem 'RUNNING AWAY', emerging LA-based artist William Bolton is now looking to continue his upward ascent as he drops the killer new single 'BATSHIT'.
Finding a comfortable middle ground between pop and rock aesthetics is never an easy task, but Bolton approaches it with flair and finesse to create a bold and blistering new belter. With its raw and cacophonous riffs, soaring hooks, and his own passionate vocal performance littered throughout, this is definitely one to have playing as loud as possible.
Speaking about 'BATSHIT', he said, “BATSHIT is about my battle with depression and the fight I went through with the voices in my head. My depression led to substance abuse and addiction, which only added to the mayhem of such a vicious cycle. I had to really try to cope with all my negative thoughts and emotions, and drugs were a quick escape, but naturally, only made me feel worse in the end. The lyrics show that: / 11 hours I been laying in bed / I stare at the ceiling and wish I was dead / I’m on the brink of madness, trying to cure my sadness. / Weirdly enough, I actually wrote this song while I was still in that mindset and whilst on drugs; the whole thing was chaotic and painful. I barely kept it together, but somehow managed to record it with my producer to its completion and how you hear it now.”
William Bolton is the 27-year-old Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based artist and songwriter behind ‘BATSHIT.’ He began playing the guitar at age 10 and learned to produce and record his own songs in his parents basement. While attending Boston College, William started releasing songs on SoundCloud, gaining a dedicated internet fanbase and mentorship from music + tech mogul Ryan Leslie. After playing Firefly Music Festival and opening a 15 city Europe tour on tour supporting Hoodie Allen, Bolton relocated to Los Angeles, where he now lives and creates. Inspired by a range of genres and artists, including 21Pilots, Radiohead, Blackbear, & Death Cab for Cutie, Bolton calls his music ‘electric soul,’ combining his Motown and rock roots with modern pop production. His songs tell his story and struggles, and have already accumulated 60+ million streams across music platforms digitally, as a result of his emotional, artistic vulnerability.