LIAM J EDWARDS - Unnecessarily Complicated: The Epilogue

A Musical Journey of Empowerment and Self-Love

By Juan

11/9/20232 min read

The single 'Progress' is on rotation on AFX Radio

Liam J Edwards, a rising star in Wales' lively music industry, released their highly anticipated sophomore EP, 'Unnecessarily Complicated: The Epilogue,' on October 27, 2023. Following the success of their 2021 EP, 'The Prologue,' this new release is proof of two years of relentless effort. It commemorates the highs and lows, the love and grief they faced on their path as a young, creative LGBTQ artist.

This EP, named 'Unnecessarily Complicated: The Epilogue,' is inspired by Liam's experiences with support and difficulty while making music. It digs deeply into their self-love journey, highlighting interactions with turbulent emotions and terrible situations.

Reflecting on their journey, Liam shares, "Like many other queer individuals, I've encountered hate both online and offline for merely existing, especially as a musician promoting myself on the internet. Despite the negativity, I've channeled my pain into creating music and discovering new ways to love myself. Every day, I see progress, and I take immense pride in that."

The EP boasts an array of captivating tracks that showcase Liam's musical prowess and resilience.

  • 'Better Off' 'Better Off' is an empowering disco-infused anthem of self-discovery and strength. It's a testament to finding one's path and embracing the journey of self-acceptance.

  • 'Rather Get High' 'Rather Get High' is an emotionally charged track that has already amassed over 30,000 streams. It's a powerful song that resonates with those who have faced adversity, using pain as a catalyst for personal growth.

  • 'Please' 'Please' is a musical representation of shedding toxic influences. It serves as a reminder that sometimes, we must let go of negativity to make space for positivity and self-improvement.

  • 'Progress' 'Progress' is a testament to transforming doubt into power and love. It reflects the journey of self-discovery and self-love.

  • 'Bitter (Love Me Better)' 'Bitter (Love Me Better)' is a pure pop expression of self-sufficiency and happiness. This catchy and empowering track reminds us of the importance of self-love and independence.

The EP was recorded at Sonic One Studios and co-produced by Liam and Tim Hamill, a renowned producer recognized for his work with artists like George Michael, Tony Hadley, and The Beat.

Liam has had a significant year in 2023. They embarked on a UK tour in association with Wagamamas Soul Sessions, shared their insights in an article featured in QX Magazine discussing life as a young queer artist, and garnered over 100,000 streams and 50,000 monthly listeners in the past 12 months.

In addition to their musical achievements, Liam contributed to the cause of mental health by recording a song and creating a music video for BeExtra. Furthermore, they actively participated in fundraising efforts for Transaid Cymru by featuring on the limited edition Sgeti Records' cassette.

A personal and professional milestone was reached when Liam performed at their first Pride event in Llandovery.

Liam's dedication to both music and LGBTQ+ advocacy is evident through their contributions to Sgeti Records' limited edition cassette and their feature in QX Magazine. Their musical journey began with the release of their debut EP, 'Unnecessarily Complicated: The Prologue,' in December 2021, which has garnered over 36,000 streams on Spotify to date.

Liam J Edwards has shared the stage with renowned acts, solidifying their reputation as a powerhouse performer in Wales. Their unique blend of warm, powerful vocals and an irresistibly high-energy pop sound creates a musical journey that is emotionally touching and irresistibly danceable.

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