Manchaster based alternative rockers What Will Be have just dropped their latest single “Slow Down”. The track is a moving song encapsulating the battle against illness, hindering the ability to engage in cherished family and social events. This emotive, melodic rock song narrates the isolation and frustration accompanying health challenges, resonating with those who’ve faced similar trials. The lyrics convey the deep yearning to be present for loved ones despite physical constraints. Yet, “Slow Down“ is a beacon of hope, emphasizing inner strength and the vital role of friends and family support. Musically, it’s a soul-stirring song with a gradual intensity mirroring the emotional journey. This song is a source of solace, underscoring human resilience and the power of love during life’s tempests.
“Slow Down” was self recorded, mixed and produced by the band. Writing the track came easy to the band, but recording the song proved to be a bit more difficult. “It was a blast writing and recording this single. We started writing it in early 2023, but then disaster struck when we lost our old studio (building bought to be turned into apartments!). We had to move to a new building and build a whole new studio, right in the middle of recording and mixing!” says the band. “It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as the new studio is much better acoustically and meant James could really dive into the mixing and mastering with aplomb.”
“Slow Down” is currently playing across all digital streaming platforms. Check out the song now on Spotify below:
What Will Be are a Manchester based Alternative Rock band fusing huge guitars with memorable melodies and atmospheric synth chords, their music is powerful and anthemic yet emotive. Taking cues from bands such as Incubus, Arcane Roots and City and Colour.
They formed in 2019 and after the pandemic halted their live aspirations initially they concentrated their efforts in the studio recording and producing their debut self titled EP. They released their EP in late 2022 and had airplay on BBC Radio and local radio stations in the North West.
Around this time, the band started to play live and have supported bands like Skeletal Family and Blank Atlas for Manchester promoters such as Scruff of the Neck and RG. They released 3 singles from from their debut self titled EP which were playlisted by Amazing Radio USA and received both national and local radio airplay. They are due to release a new EP in early 2024.
The band are celebrating the release of “Slow Down” with a shows in Manchester (Lock 91) November 14th, and Liverpool (The Shipping Forecast) December 1st. They have also released a video to go along with the single release, which you can watch below:
What Will Be Is:
Abe Shimmin (songwriter/main vocal/guitars)
James Holman (bassist/producer/backing)
Johnathan Kendrick (Drummer/backing)
Chris Balmer (keys/synths/management)