22-year-old South-African singer-songwriter, Will Linley, is back with a brand-new track, “Blame,” out today via Island Records. The track comes on the heels of his 2024 US headlining “Magic Tour” announce which will kick off on July 25th in Nashville, TN.

On the track, Will says, “Blame is something new and something different. It feels like a step in a new direction whilst still holding true to my sound and what I want to create. It’s a song about the intricacies of having to step away from someone that you love and the pain that comes with that process. It’s one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written and I am so excited for everyone to hear it.”

Will made a splash in 2023 after playing two sold out shows in the US at Mercury Lounge in New York and Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles.  These shows followed a successful UK tour which included P!nk’s Summer Carnival and Will’s debut London headline concert at Courtyard Theatre. Linley also opened for Maroon 5 in January/February in South Africa at Calabash and most recently supported Em Beihold on her North American tour. The new music is the first since last year Magic EP – a collection of “sad-pop” songs, mastering the art of mixing raw, emotional lyrics over cheery, dance-y beats. The EP features previously released singles “Maybe,” “Gracie,”Tough (The Girls Song),” and most notably “Last Call.”



Brought up in Cape Town as the youngest member of a musical family, 22-year-old musician/songwriter Will Linley grew up playing violin and viola before teaching himself piano and guitar. He began to write songs in high school, inspired by pop singer-songwriters such as Dean Lewis, Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran. Will first gained traction on TikTok, leading to an airplay #1 in South Africa with the Gold-certified “miss me (when you’re gone).” International acclaim soon followed, along with his debut EP kill all my feelings.  His previous single ‘Last Call’ also made a sizable impact with over 40 million global streams to date and was he was named a Vevo DSCVR artist. Having previously played shows with One Republic and Matthew Mole, Will went on to perform in the UK in 2023 at P!NK’s Summer Carnival at BST Hyde Park on a stacked bill that also included Gwen Stefani and Sam Ryder. In addition to performing at the Barn on the Farm Festival in Gloucester, Will also played his debut London headline show at The Courtyard Theatre. He was also state-side last year, playing two sold out shows to crowds in NYC and LA.





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