The World Forgot Exclusive : Zach Williams – Story Time

I have long been a fan of Zach Williams and the sleepy indie folk music he creates.  I know that I first discovered his music while traipsing through the ether of myspace over three full years ago.  For awhile I was obsessed with putting tracks by Zach (he was then playing with a backup band called The Ramparts) on every mix album I put together.  No matter what mood I was in the music of Zach Williams seemed to be a soothing constant, a gentle way to ease myself into another day.

Well I started writing posts about Zach and eventually, somehow, he noticed.  I’m not quite sure how it all began, but somewhere along the way we crossed over from a simple blogger musician relationship to something more akin to friends whom have yet to meet in person.  I kept on bragging about him to all my friends, writing posts about him here on TWF, and buying his albums from cd baby for unsuspecting friends and siblings on their birthdays.  Zach meanwhile moved to New York, started a family, and began playing intimate shows (which I’ve heard from some old friends, whom have had the pleasure of seeing Zach live, are quite brilliant).

Emails have been exchanged, facebook friendship was born, and through it all I’ve felt like in some way I’ve been let into his world.  And to be honest I feel lucky to have been included along the way.

mp3 : Zach Williams – Fears

The album art you see today, here on The World Forgot, is for Zach’s upcoming proper debut entitled Story Time.  According to Zach this is the first time the public has gotten a glimpse of the album cover.  And as if that wasn’t brilliant enough he also thought to drop the track Fears as a preliminary exclusive mp3 available only from this blog.  Fortunately for us all it’s a characteristic Zach Williams song filled with character and a dash of longing.

To everyone who hasn’t heard of Zach Williams before I urge you to explore his music or make it to his album launch show on June 9th at the Mercury Lounge.  And to Zach I must say that I am glad you’re still making music and I feel honored to be able to spread your talent around.

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4 thoughts on “The World Forgot Exclusive : Zach Williams – Story Time”

  1. I went to college with Zach and count him as a dear friend. His music is only surpassed by his engaging personality. If you like live music, be sure and see him. Thanks for posting this.


  2. Absolutely great. Your little write up about it was good too… well, the sentence about the song… the rest was just kind of you telling a story about a long distance e-friendship that has spanned the last 3 years. I love the album art, it looks like the cover to a Hardy Boys book (or Nancy Drew… or those old Christian teenage mystery books that were a complete rip off of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew).


  3. Thanks for posting this one, an artist I had not heard of before. Just got the album off of Itunes, and am enjoying it tremendously.


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