Will Heard

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Will Heard
Birth name William James Heard
Born (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 26)
Wandsworth, London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • saxophone
  • guitar
  • piano
  • bass
Years active 2013–present
Associated acts

William "Will" James Heard[2][3] (born 26 April 1991)[1] is an English singer and songwriter. In August 2013, he was featured on Klangkarussell's single "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" which had peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart and number eighteen in the Republic of Ireland. In January 2014, he was featured on Australian DJ house group The Aston Shuffle's single "Tear It Down" and had worked with them on their single "Comfortable" previously. Heard has had an active music career since 2011, performing residencies as a singer-songwriter, but he gained attention after collaborating with former supermodel and long-time friend Cara Delevingne in an acoustic version of "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" which gained 7 million YouTube views in the first six months.[4]

Music career[edit]

2013–2016: Breakthrough[edit]

He was featured on Klangkarussell's single "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" which was released in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2013.[5] On 21 August 2013, the song was at number two on the Official Chart Update in the UK.[6] On 22 August 2013, the song entered the Irish Singles Chart at number 77, peaking at number 23. On 25 August 2013, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number three and the UK Dance Chart at number two. Heard has been working with MTA Records signee Elli Ingram, providing saxophone and backing vocals.[7]

2017–present: Trust EP[edit]

On 17 February 2017, Heard released his debut EP Trust.[8] It was preceded by the lead single "Beep Me" which premiered on 1 February. It was written by Melvin Barcliff, Tim Mosley and Melissa Elliott.[9] A music video for the opening track "I Better Love You" was premiered on 8 March on his Vevo Youtube channel.[10]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
Trust

Singles[edit]

Solo[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
IRE
"I Better Love You" 2017 Trust

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[12]
IRE
[13]
"Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)"
(Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard)
2013 3 18 Netzwerk
"Comfortable"
(The Aston Shuffle featuring Will Heard)
Photographs
"I Can't Keep Up"
(Tourist featuring Will Heard)
2014 Patterns EP
"Nothing Left"
(Kygo featuring Will Heard)
2015 79 97 Cloud Nine
"I Will for Love"
(Rudimental featuring Will Heard)
180 We the Generation
"Rumour Mill"
(Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie and Will Heard)
67
"Anywhere"
(Dillon Francis featuring Will Heard)
2016 TBA

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other Artists Album
"Moments" 2014 Klangkarussell Netzwerk
"Go Far" 2015 Rudimental We the Generation
"Treading on Water" Rudimental, Sinead Harnett
"Run" Rudimental
"Day 3: When You Want to Love" 2017 Tom Misch 5 Day Mischon EP

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