I’ve been good, just very busy as of late, as well as a little nervous and stressed about finally releasing my single for people to hear.
Can you talk to us more about your new single “One Night Only”
So this song is my first ever single release, and I’m pretty proud of it. It is a song I wrote not too long ago, actually within the last year. It was one of those ones that, as soon as I wrote it, I knew I had to lay it down and get it out there. The entire process to get to the version of the song that you can hear now, was quite a long one. There were many ups and downs of me not being confident enough in the song to release it. This song is about making a connection with someone and really wanting there to be more to the story than one night only.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Yes, there was a moment in my life recently where I felt like I was connecting with someone, and I was spending time with that person. But, I felt like I didn’t really know anything about this person. This caused me to start thinking about how often we meet people, and spend time with people that we might even call friends, but yet we hardly know anything about these people’s back stories or what they struggle with. Their past is something that you would only ever learn about once someone feels comfortable enough to open up with you.
How was the recording and writing process?
The process of writing and recording combined was a very long one. Writing the song, didn’t take me that long, because I believe it was one of those inspired songs that you can write in the matter of a couple hours. But, when it came to recording, that part took months. I recorded a demo track for myself, and then took it to the studio where I worked on the song for about three 8 hour sessions.
Mind you, this was the first studio I had ever really recorded in. By the end of these sessions I wasn’t happy with the product. So I went back home and taking some advice from my older brother, who’s musical opinion I very much value, I re-recorded the entire song on my laptop. I had this version mixed and mastered and after much doubting whether it was good enough to release, I put my re-recorded and totally revised version of the song out there.
What are your goals for 2020.
My goals for 2020 are to continue to play as many live shows as possible, because I believe this is the only way for me to get better as a performer and musician in front of people. I also want to continue to push my own content and music out to people constantly throughout 2020 so people can really just see who I am as an artist. I don’t want to be afraid to open up through my songwriting in 2020 and make that extra effort to connect with fans.
Tell us your favorite fan moment.
I once had a fan tell me that there was something so heartbreaking about me. They also said they were full of ache and adoration for me.
This was so valuable to me because this is pretty much what I intend for people to feel when they listen to my music. I want people who feel heartbroken to turn to my music, because many of my songs portray this feeling of longing and aching but also while having hopeful projections. This was truly the best compliment I’ve ever received from a fan, because I found it was exactly how I wanted people to feel when listening to my music.
Any plans to hit the road?
I am attempting to plan a tour across the states this summer, and hopefully will see the funding and draw for my act to be able to make the trip.
What else is happening next in Liam’s world?
I have two films that I was a part of as an actor coming out in the next couple months.
My dad David Wall’s film Gold Dust in which I had a supporting role will be coming out April 7th. This film is a comedy/adventure that I’m so excited for people to see because my Dad and a lot of people worked really hard on throwing this awesome indie move together. It was also filmed out in Hesperia, CA, my hometown. My first lead role in a feature film as an actor was in the Incredible Jake Parker and it will be premiering May 3rd in select theaters across the country. I was fortunate enough to write a song for this film called Give It A Go, as well as perform and co-write a couple other songs in the movie. Also excited for people to see this one as it deals in the territory of mental health and has a very powerful message.