Suffering, on one level or another, is inherent in everyone’s life, and for some that means finding refuge in a restart. Such was the case for songwriter William Russell Wallace who is gearing up to release a new LP, Dirty Soul. Impose Magazine is happy to host the exclusive premiere of its latest single, “Understanding,” today.
Although Wallace has plenty of history as a musician, Dirty Soul marks his official debut coming after turbulent times and rebirth in sobriety. “Understanding” is the golden-hued light pouring in through slatted blinds as Wallace implements a sparse acoustic guitar and his world-weary voice to provide a heart-rending portrait of the beauty of a new beginning informed by deep pain.
Wallace details; “‘Understanding’ was tracked in my room in rehab on my phone the day I wrote it. I think it’s the signature song of the ‘recovery’ tunes I wrote. All the rooms at the treatment center were named for different ideas of recovery – Hope House, Redemption House, things like that. I was in House of Light. That gave me the idea for the lyric in the first verse and it all spilled out from there.”
Stream William Russell Wallace’s “Understanding” below and look for Dirty Soul out April 9th here.