Suggestion by Jenia S
I recently purchased the brand new EP from ex-Academy Is frontman William Beckett. I was crushed when I heard that the band had broken up but was relieved to find out that William Beckett was continuing with his music. There’s no mistaking Becketts voice and each song show cases him as a musician.
That being said I absolutely love the album and am highly recommending that everyone give it a listen.
Beckett started writing music for his own private pleasure because he did not like the material that was on the radio anymore. He said in an interview that his sister found him playing his songs in the basement and started joining him. She was his first audience and gave him her honest feedback on the material he wrote.
Prior to forming The Academy Is, Beckett performed in an acoustic band called Remember Maine, with Nick Scimeca, releasing the album The Last Place You Look when he was 17 years old.
Beckett has also sung on a number of notable albums by other bands, such as the track “Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year” from Fall Out Boy’s 2005 album, From Under the Cork Tree. He sang backing vocals on Fall Out Boy’s “What A Catch, Donnie”. Other songs he has sung on include “There’s A Class For This” from Cute Is What We Aim For’s 2006 album The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch, “7 Weeks” from Gym Class Heroes’s album As Cruel as School Children, and the Cobra Starship song “Snakes On A Plane (Bring It),” which later appeared on the Snakes On A Plane soundtrack and on Cobra Starship’s album While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets under the title “Bring It (Snakes On A Plane)”.
Beckett also has a songwriting credit on Hey Monday’s song “Homecoming” from their debut album Hold On Tight.
After the demise of The Academy Is…, Beckett has since announced that he will be working on a solo project, with his first EP , Walk the Talk was released in April 17th,2012.
Walk the Talk is the debut EP of singer-songwriter, William Beckett. It is Beckett’s first release since the breakup of The Academy Is….”
Song: Oh, Love! from Walk the Talk EP
|2.||“Girl, You Shoulda Been a Drummer”||3:19|
|4.||“You Never Give Up”||3:18|