Will Duvall

Will Duvall

 Washington, Washington, D.C., USA
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Washington DC based pop/rock artist, Will Duvall, delivers a powerful performance with his unique voice and soulful guitar playing. His latest release "Nightbirds" offers an eclectic mix of rock, blues, and folk that can be heard on the first two singles, "Better off Alone" and "Holding onto You". "Stay" is the first single from his 2nd full length due out October 2014.

Biography

Will Duvall is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma which probably accounts for the folk influence that you can find in many of the songs. He moved to Chicago and studied guitar at Wheaton conservatory while continuing to build his sound and fan base. Recently he has moved to Washington DC and is quickly gaining popularity there as well as in the NYC and Philadelphia areas.

Will's music is not your typicial pop/rock sound. Although the music and choruses are very catchy there is a strong underlying acoustic presence to his writing style. His voice and his lyrics offer you an personal look at the heart and soul of each of his songs as he invites you on the quest for finding hope in the failures and successes in love.

Some influences are U2, John Mayer, Oasis, Wilco, Brad Paisley, the Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, and Death Cab for Cutie.

Lyrics

Better Off Alone

Written By: Will Duvall

Don't you think its time for a change
Before we bleed all the blood from our veins
And haven't you heard of its too little too late?
So stop with all the things it always slipped your mind to say

Cause yeah, I'm moving on
And this hurt it wont last for long
And with you gone I find I'm better off alone

Do you think what we had here was love
Or just a painful excuse to get what we can not get enough

Cause yeah, I'm moving on
And this hurt it wont last for long
And with you gone I find I'm better off alone

But why am I saying that I'd rather be alone
when all I want is you to come back home
but no not like this I wont trade my freedom for your kiss
I learned my lesson now your dismissed

Cause yeah, I'm moving on
And this hurt it wont last for long
And with you gone I find I'm better off alone

Holding On To You

Written By: Will Duvall

Ill listen to some songs that I dont know
to clear my head
cause if I know the words Ill start to singing
and it get me thinking about how I
Wish that I was singing with you instead
and how I wish we didn't mean the things we said

Cause I cant take your pictures down from my wall
In fact nothings moved around since you've gone at all
Maybe I cant stand to see the light shine on an empty room
Maybe I cant stand to get in my mind that I'm holding on to you

How long before I'm with somebody new before your gone
You'd think if this was right it wouldn't take this long

Cause I cant take your pictures down from my wall
In fact nothings moved around since you've gone at all
Maybe I cant stand to see the light shine on an empty wall
Maybe I cant stand to get in my mind that I'm holding on to you

Tell me why it is I feel this way
Isn't there a thousand other girls to make me forget my name?
But Im still holding my tongue just saying nothings wrong with me
And its this holding of my tongue that keeps me from moving on to see

Why I cant take your pictures down from my wall
In fact nothings moved around since you've gone at all
Maybe I cant stand to see the light shine on an empty wall
Maybe I cant stand to get in my mind that I'm holding on to you

Nightbirds

Written By: Will Duvall

My head is spinning around you got me looking in all directions looking for some kind of connection, who are you?
My head is spinning around you got me looking in all directions begging for some time and attention from you.

Girl, do you know where you are?
Cause I've never seen you round here before.
Girl, well there's trouble not far,
but just come with me Ill hold you in my arms.

My head is spinning around you got me looking in all directions cause now you're mine, girl, didnt I mention to you?

Girl, its not safe here tonight,
There's nightbirds hovering around looking to start a fight.

Girl, where you running off to?
Come fly with me to the night and find whats waiting for you.

Hands Up

Written By: Will Duvall

Head up, eyes closed, with your back pressed against the wind,
Your head up, your eyes closed, and you wonder where it'll take you and then...

you run but you find nothing at all
How long until you find your home?

Get up as this one ends, cut it and throw away the loose threads,
Get up as this one ends, and you think of where you'll wander and then...

You run but you find nothing at all
How long until you find your home?

I have a place for you inside my heart
because with love you never lose

Hands up, eyes wide, with your fingers you can touch the sky...

Nothing at All

Written By: Will Duvall

Lets not change and write this down in stone
'Cause it only adds to the weight of being alone
And in your heart you've known all along
We write our names in the sand 'till they're gone

And there aint nothing that can't be undone
And you know all we are is just having fun
So believe that you and me
We wont be the only ones

'Cause you give 'till you break
And you take all you can take
Through the right and the wrong
You've known it wont be long until
There's nothing at all

It's easy to make yourself believe
That these are the only arms you'll ever need
So you say nothing you mean
Just to take what you want and leave

And you give till you break
And you take all that you can take
But you've known all along
That it wont be long until
There's nothing at all

But how long and at what cost
Will it take for you to finally believe
That three words to a heart
Breaking further apart
Gives you everything you want and nothing you need
Because there's nothing at all

Discography

(in production) "Running Wild" - LP - 2014

"Stay" - Single - 2014

"All Things New" - EP - 2013

"A Child is Born" - Single

"Nightbirds" - LP - 2012