Will Killen

Award: Recording And Releasing Music (Do it Differently)

Year: 2020

Genre: Alternative

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: Yorkshire

I’m a full-time musician, producer, and photographer based in Leeds. Collectively best described as Indie-Folk, my music ranges from intimate solo tracks to larger alt-pop production.

With an entirely self-produced discography of a 5-track EP and 3 singles, I’ve reached over 2 million Spotify streams and remain steady at 90K monthly listeners. My music is supported by all the leading Spotify and YouTube tastemaker channels for Indie-Folk, including Alex Rainbird, Aminium Music, Apeiron, and Mahogany, which has resulted in over 7M total YouTube views. Across the airwaves, BBC Introducing consistently show their belief in me. I’ve performed live on air multiple times at BBC Radio Leeds, undergoing interviews with a number of presenters.
Support from Help Musicians will go towards the creation of a 6-track vinyl project. Side A, being three songs in their 'usual' form, and Side B in the form of string arrangements performed by the Up North Session Orchestra. The grant will go towards the string arranger, orchestra, mastering engineer, and vinyl printing.