Professional vocalist, songwriter and producer with a unique grasp on modern music and how to write catchy songs.
Hi, my name is Will, and thanks for clicking on my profile!
I've sung for over 15 years and written songs for the past 7. I love my solo stuff - I go by the name Will Burton - but I get super inspired by other people's work and pushing myself creatively!
I can write and/or sing in any style you want: Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, Metal, EDM, Classical/Jazz, Reggae, Soul, Disco. For examples of these, check out my SoundCloud playlist (under the 'more samples' menu).
As I'm new to Soundbetter, I thought I'd leave some of my reviews from Fiverr (all 5* reviews) here to give you a sense of what I'm like to work with and what I can do:
"Working with Will was simply amazing. Will is very talented and dedicated each and every step of the way. I can't praise him enough. Very responsive, his result was fantastic, and he came with much more than I could ever imagine. Yes, I'm coming back soon, Will. I'm excited to keep working with you! Thanks again" - steevepeef
"We had an absolute blast working together. He's super friendly and he's a big talent! I highly recommend him" - personen
If you're interested, don't hesitate to drop me a message. I look forward to working with you!
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1 ReviewsEndorse William Smith
I had the pleasure of working with Will on an unusual song which required specialised attention beyong simply 'singing the notes'. Not only did Will deliver, but he surpassed all expectations. He delivered a brilliant result, all down to his talent! He has a wonderful voice and is great fun to work with, and he goes the extra mile. Thoroughly recommended!
Interview with William Smith
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll want to order again
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to push myself creatively and to work hard without it feeling like work.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My debut EP! I released the first single on the 2nd of July and the second is coming out in September/October
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet but I'm sure there will be. It's a website brimming with extraordinarily talented people!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analogue but not in all cases. You don't need expensive analogue equipment to make radio-ready and successful music. The reason I still prefer analogue (even though I don't really own much) is the same reason I don't use a piano plugin and record the one I have at home. There's so much character and authenticity in the imperfections. I also sometimes get overwhelmed with the choices of the digital world.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Martin acoustic guitar (which I'd steal but no one would catch me if I was stranded on a desert island), 3 sets of strings and a portable audio recorder.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Freddie Mercury, enough said.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: In my opinion, melody (especially vocal melody) is defined by what it rhythmically offers to a song. I won't go into too much detail (because I don't want to give all of my secrets away) but it's a really important aspect to great melodies which is too frequently overlooked. Lyrics play into this a lot and when writing them, you need to factor in how the accents of each word and phrase interact with the instruments of the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any and all (check out my examples!), but my background is in music written and performed by bands.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My ability to totally immerse myself in the emotion and energy of a song. I'm a melodically minded producer more than I am a top-line songwriter or singer. I feed off of the energy and emotion of a song (be it lyrics or instruments) and vividly describe how it makes me feel through the rhythm, notes and vocal register I use. This allows me to work with and perform in any genre I'm given and consistently deliver melodies and performances which feel natural and work well with the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have two separate set-ups, at home and studio. At home, my room is acoustically treated, I sing into a RODE NT1-A microphone into a Steinberg UR-RT4 Audio interface (with Neve transformers) into Logic Pro X. This is where I record all of my melodies and instruments. To record my vocals, I rent a vocal booth in a studio to make use of the exceptionally well acoustically treated room and slightly better equipment. I mix my vocals using a blend of Logic's fantastic stock plug-ins and some premium 3rd Party plug-ins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: If ever I feel creatively lost I turn to Jacob Collier for inspiration. I feel like it hits a reset button in my mind because his understanding of harmony is considerably beyond my own.