William Elliott Whitmore: I’m With You [Album Review]

William Elliott Whitmore I’m With YouBloodshot Records [2020] You would likely be forgiven if you mistook Iowa-based singer/songwriter William Elliott Whitmore for someone much older. While still in his early 40’s, Whitmore’s straight forward folk and country roots, would feel right at home alongside the decades old output of Woody Guthrie, Jimmie Rogers, or A.P. … Read more

William Elliott Whitmore – “My Mind Can Be Cruel To Me” [Video]

William Elliott Whitmore will release his eight full-length album I’m With You on October 16 via Bloodshot Records. On his first release of original material since 2015’s Radium Death (ANTI-), Whitmore widens the horizon of his True North folksongs and twangy punked-up country, aided by his world-weary voice, country-baked banjo and hard-strummed guitar. The video for the first single “My Mind Can Be … Read more

William Elliott Whitmore: “Civilizations”

“Deep within that haunting, old-fashioned sound is the spirit of a plugged-in punk rocker, eager and ready to make some noise.” writes American Songwriter of the fiery singer-songwriter William Elliott Whitmore and his album Radium Death. Here is the new video for the track “Civilizations” of which Whitmore says, “This song is for everyday folks trying to get along in an increasingly chaotic world. Societies crumble, but people persevere. “

“Civilizations” took several months to create and delivers an artfully animated performance of the song by Whitmore set within an evocative sepia tone world and written images of the song’s lyrics. The clip was co directed by Joel Anderson and animator Matt Scharenbroich. The initial inspiration came from Anderson, who after watching Whitmore perform the song live, took note of how the lyrics conjured images of the rise and fall of humanity and history repeating itself. Whitmore also gives much credit to Scharenbroich for driving this video home with his very impressive animation skills.