Jerry Williams
'David At The Bar'

Portsmouth's own Jerry Williams takes life as it comes.

Thankfully, right now life is pretty sweet - ending 2018 by inking a few deals with key record labels at home and abroad, she's seated with all manner of hype at her feet.

Recently supporting Finn Wolfhard’s Calpurnia project, Jerry Williams is set to open her account for the New Year with renewed ambition.

New single 'David At The Bar' is a supple ear-worm, an instantly infectious single that matches assured indie pop with the odd folk element.

It's a testament to Jerry's wide-open nature that the song even came into being - the title should be literally, as it was spurred by a chance meeting at a bar.

She explains: "'David At The Bar' is one of the most honest songs I’ve ever written, each line is so true as to what happened this night when I just got speaking to this man at a bar.”

“I just got talking to him about life and dreams and I went on to say that I’m a singer and I write songs and I’m giving this a good go. And he was like, Wow that’s amazing you’re really really going to live life to the full you’re going to have a great life.”

“Anyway, he went on to say that he’s an alcoholic, he’s got a baby on the way, he’s really scared about it and he feels like he’s ruined his life,” she sighs. “We just started crying together, which sounds really strange, but it was a lovely moment and I just felt this weird, bizarre connection to this man.”

“He said, If you write a song about me I promise I’ll give up drink. And I said: You should give up drink anyway, but I will. The next day this song was written, I haven’t found him to tell him but I would love to find him. His name is David and I literally just met him at a bar, and that’s what this song is about.”

Tune in now.

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