On a recent Wednesday afternoon in October, singer-songwriter Will Linley sits backstage at the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side, an iconic indie venue due to its fostering of upcoming artists, including an impressive roster of beloved musicians such as Chris Martin and Lady Gaga. As we chatted in the teeny tiny room in the basement of the venue, I couldn’t help but notice the stickers of bands who have performed here in the past along the walls. With soundcheck complete, fans lining at the doors, and the hustle and bustle of rush hour underway, The Knockturnal sat down with Will to dive into his songwriting process, inspirations, and community with his fanbase.
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“I know a love for humanity, consciousness, and the connection with the almighty.” – Skip Marley