Los Angeles-based folk singer-songwriter, William Caleb Parker has released the acoustic video for his song, “Words Won’t Do.” This is the second of three acoustic sessions, offering a more simplistic take on Parker’s most recent EP, Marie.
Parker’s start in folk music came at the end of a songwriting spree in college. After studying music formally, Parker’s desperate need for a more creative outlet resulted in his first collaboration with longtime friend Phil Glen. Two years of songwriting were poured into Parker’s passion project, Marie. Gathering influence from classic literature and famed novelists, William Caleb Parker brought his lyrics to life.
“I think I say things more straightforwardly than the norm,” says Parker of his lyrics. Gathering inspiration from the works of various authors, including Dostoyevsky and Robert Frost, Parker aims to tell a story with every song. “Sometimes before I start writing, I’ll go and read some Steinbeck in hopes that I can capture some of his tone.” It’s this novelist tone paired with musical influences along the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon that creates William Caleb Parker’s signature sound.
“It’s a confession of love and a plea for love,” says Parker of “Words Won’t Do.” He explains, “I had a realization that the people I am most drawn to are the people I feel most understood by. William Caleb Parker describes this track as the most honest and emotional song on the entire Marie EP. “It’s the most personally intimate of all the songs on my record,” he says, “it’s a song for two people.” Keep up with William Caleb Parker online for more videos and updates!
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