A video exclusive for you today as LA folkie William Caleb Parker unveils the acoustic version of ‘Words Won’t Do’
This week’s Monday exclusive is a gentle folk number from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter William Caleb Parker. The video is the second of three in which Parker delivers acoustic versions of tracks from his EP Marie, which was released last year.
Parker studied music at college, but only turned to writing folk music after he graduated. He cites the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon as influences, as well as literary figures such as American poet Robert Frost and Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Of Words Won’t Do, he tells us: “”A lot of my songs are other people’s stories, but Words Won’t Do is personal. When I wrote it, I was thinking about how terrible I am at communicating. A lot of times before I say something, I think twice because I’m not sure that the words I use are going to communicate what I mean. But with some people, I let my guard down because I know that they will understand. I’m really thankful for those folks and they are who this song is about.”