“Throw it at the World” is a defiant anthem, and aside from Williams’ outstanding vocals, his collaborators help bring the song to its apex of grace and catharsis. Backed by members of the Band of Heathens and assisted by vocalist Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child & Sir Woman, Bird Mouth is a uniquely local tale. The songwriting sessions ran all night, the daylong studio sessions both sweaty and inspiring. Cory Williams is at the heart of this work, but his fellow players pushed the music to a place few musicians reach on their own, thanks to producer Gordy Quist.
We judge our artists by who wants to work with them, and on his new record, Cory Williams proves himself to be a collaborator that players are happy to accompany. Aside from the Band of Heathens backing each track, Williams enlisted the help of another Austinite, songwriter David Ramirez, who co-wrote the song “Backseat.”
On the album, the group coheres in an ecstatic way. Cory Williams leads the charge, effortlessly guiding the band through his rocky yet ultimately triumphant concepts. It’s a gorgeous testament to faith, love, and community. Bird Mouth is the emergence of an artist who has bubbled just beneath the surface for quite some time. With the album, Cory WIlliams has emerged; and he’s bringing his friends and family along for the ride.