Against a dismal landscape littered with record industry ruins, financial recession and deferred dreams, GOOD MORNING AMY bursts from the horizon bright and colorful. The album’s thirteen songs paint a vibrant, thought-provoking and inspirational narrative. They combine gritty old school New York City Hip Hop with a backdrop of soulful and classically inspired production. The album is the contemporary equivalent of a Tony Robbins audio book with the momentum only Hip Hop can deliver. The balance of the record redefines “the album” in a singles-driven environment by illustrating a cohesive mentality while satisfying the short, 3-minute platform toward which most digital consumers gravitate.
Developed organically over two years, GOOD MORNING AMY maturely reflects the culmination of lifelong efforts, determination and perseverance at the will of Billy Drease Williams. The album is Williams’ debut full-length release and illustrates hopes of restoration and revitalization of the simpler things that matter: Life, love and inspiration through rhythm and word.
The question then becomes, “Who is Amy?” Williams answers, “Everyone has an Amy! Amy is the personification of one’s goals, desires and ambitions. Amy is what motivates a person every morning to reach their personal best. She is our deepest wish within which we find our own burning passion.” GOOD MORNING AMY is a healing soundtrack to self-motivation, daily gratitude, positive thinking and goal attainment. As indicated in the title track, “Every morning is a moment where you got to make a choice to be good or be great; to be love or be hate, but the choice is yours.”
released February 13, 2014
all tracks recorded by tony caferro at dtr compound, buffalo ny; except i'm good, slow down run, and a.m.y.
all tracks mastered by alan evans at playonbrother studio, massachusetts.
layout, design and illustrations: edreys wajed
photography: sean harwell
associate producers: andrew howard and alan evans
executive producers: tony caferro and edreys wajed