Will Deely is a singer/songwriter from Columbus, OH. He got his start in music when he began learning guitar at the age of 10, which would later land him a spot touring with renown acts such as City Lights, Spencer Sutherland, and Carter Winter.
“Heavy Things is a little bit of everything. It’s a little bit of everything that I feel emotionally, and a little bit of everything I love to listen to musically. There are a bunch of different vibes and themes and hopefully a little something for everyone on the record.”
“Goner,” Heavy Things’ debut album was released March 17, 2017, via InVogue Records.
What are the biggest influences on your music (Musical and nonmusical influences)?
“I grew up on Blink 182 and New Found Glory and that great era of Pop Punk/ Emo bands. I’ve always loved big anthemic choruses and the energy of that music. In the last few years I’ve been really listening back through all the great Pop Rock artists like John Mayer, Third Eye Blind, The Wallflowers, and all those great 90’s/early 2000’s bands.”
What gives you inspiration for lyrical content? What do you like to write about and why?
“Lyrics have always been an outlet for me to
verbalize my pain and my problems. However, some of the songs on ‘Goner’ are my perspective on other peoples issues or just stories.”
When was the band formed/when did you start playing music? What made you want to do this as a career?
“I started playing guitar when I was 10 years old because I had then just met my older step brother, Breen, and he played. I literally thought it was the coolest thing ever. He got me into the world of punk rock music. My parents got divorced that year and I think that caused a little bit of inner turmoil that drew me to music. Starting a band was just the next step.”
How would you describe your music to someone that has never listened to you before?
“Heavy Things is a little bit of everything. It’s a little bit of everything that I feel emotionally, and a little bit of everything I love to listen to musically. There are a bunch of different vibes and themes and hopefully a little something for everyone on the record.
What does it mean to you to be an InVogue artist?
“I’m a huge fan of InVogue Records. InVogue brings the midwestern blue collar work ethic to the music industry and I love that. There’s no room for rockstars or egos, just great music and hard work. It’s a great honor to be backed by people who believe in my music that will work so hard to get it out to people who wouldn’t otherwise ever hear it.”