Will Bowes has been writing and performing original music since childhood. His earliest musical influencer was Neil Young, attending his concert at 6 years old. At age 11, he released his first single, September Cry, which he penned in response to the 9/11 tragedies and received a national radio campaign with interviews on CBC Radio One. He is currently the lead singer in Toronto based soul-pop band, Gold Complex, whose debut EP is on regular radio rotation on CBC and CIUT nationwide, having their music licensed along with an on-camera performance on T.V’s Open Heart, currently on Netflix. Their full length studio album, New Soul, is due out this fall.
His brand new single ‘Mad At The World’ (out September 4th) is a powerful pop ballad with a message of hope for us all, addressing the negativity we have all been recently subjected to. The song encourages us to look beyond fear in times of adversity, empowering us to speak up about the things that are important to us, even when it’s uncomfortable: « I consider myself to be a pretty positive and optimistic person. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that the general state of the world has weighed heavily lately. Beyond the obvious social and political context, the recent attacks in Toronto were what really hit home and inspired me to write this song. Sometimes looking beyond fear and staying positive can feel impossible, especially in times of adversity. But it’s important to forge on and not admit defeat, which is why I wanted to make sure the song also reflected that sense of optimism.