In creating this review for Trespassers William, I couldn't help but think of a scene from the film The Piano where the central character played by a mute Holly Hunter finds her voice through music. Well, somewhere in the middle of the film as Hunter plays the piano, a woman remarks that the music she creates is like a mood that passes through you...
Why am I mentioning this film? No, I am not doing the wrong review, ha ha. If anything at all Trespassers William is a band that creates an eclectic variant of sounds and harmonies while still maintaining a feel of intimacy and heartbreak. Their music not only reminds one of the early days of the 90's where bands such as Mazzy Starr ruled the charts with Fade Into You, and Sarah McLachlan introduced us to Fumbling Through Escasy. Trespassers William is not a mimic of those predessors but more of an innovating band that reminds me of what mainstream music has lost. In these dark days where flashy costumes and recycled sounds dominated the airwaves, it is a sheer pleasure knowing that all is not lost.
Perhaps it was Coldplay that opened the doors for the return of lyrics over sounds. But Trespassers William does both, as I've mentioned above, this band generates music which takes its listeners through a rollercoaster of emotions while evoking images of loss, anger, and at moments bliss. Their songs are moods that pass through you; if not only to leave a chill down your spine at its utter honesty.
So where does this leave me at the end of this review? Let's put it this way...Last week, I never heard this band before. Listening to brain-drain sounds on the local FM station, and more or less feeling content with what I was hearing. But since I've discovered them, I have fallen in love with music again. Because in the end there is a distinct difference between enjoying music, and feeling changed by it.