Burning Stars: Your debut solo album, Genuine & Counterfeit, is coming out in
August.  Can you tell me a little about it?
William Beckett: I can't say enough about it, but I'd rather it speak for itself. It's by far my
best material to date, and I'm overjoyed to share it with the world.

BS: The album was produced by Marc McClusky.  What was it like working with him?
William: Marc is a mad scientist. We compliment each other very well regarding taste, focus
and intention. He completely nailed the vision I had for the album.

BS: The first single off the album is "Benny & Joon".  How did you go about
choosing that to be the lead single?  
William: "Benny & Joon" is a super fun summer singalong. I did just shoot a video for it, and
it's a little spicy in the skin department. It was a clear choice for first single, but I will say
choosing a second will be difficult considering the strength of songs on the album.

BS: Currently you are out on the Van's Warped Tour playing the Acoustic Basement
Stage.  This is your first year doing the tour as a solo artist.  What has it been like
playing acoustic on the tour?
William: The Acoustic Basement stage is amazing and it's an honor to be a part of it. I think
from a fan's point of view, coming to Warped can be overwhelming. Our stage gives a
different flavor and flair, mixing it up a bit and offering something unique and intimate to
contrast the giant crowds at the main stages.

BS: Are there any tour plans in the works after Warped Tour ends before you head
overseas?
William: I plan on taking the rest of August off and relaxing with my family. Then it's off to
Australia for the first time as a solo artist! G'day mate...

BS: Do you have any final words for your fans?
William: Thanks for your amazing support, come see me on tour and we'll hang out. Best.
Fans. Ever.

For more information on William Beckett:
www.williambeckettmusic.com
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