Artist: William Control
Song: I’m Only Human Sometimes
William Control is an American electronic music artist that started in 2008, and the side project of Aiden’s William Francis. He was signed to Victory Records and has released two albums (Hate Culture and Noir), and a EP (Novus Ordo Seclorum). A third full length album, entitled Silentium Amoris, was released on April 2nd, 2012.
Wil Francis formed William Control because he was interested in making music that didn’t match the style of his other band, Aiden. In 2008 William Control released their debut album Hate Culture which is, as explained in a Kerrang! magazine interview, the story of a man named William Control and his last night on Earth because he wishes to kill himself. Hate Culture peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Electronic Albums chart and No. 43 on the Heatseekers chart. The band released a video for “Beautiful Loser” as the album’s only single.
William Control toured with Escape The Fate on their “This War is Ours” tour in late 2008. In 2009, William Francis began working on a new William Control album, titled Noir, that was released on June 8, 2010. Francis invited his friends and fans to come up to the studio and record vocals for the new album, among whom is Ashley Costello of Orange County rock band New Years Day and Jeffree Star. While its appearance on the album has yet to be confirmed, a teaser video featuring what appears to be the song “Deathclub” (a song that had only been released as a remix and has yet to be heard in its original form) was released by Wil via his social networking sites.Francis also stated that he will be supporting Jeffree Star, and doing a headlining show the day after.
Alt Press magazine has stated Noir to be released on June 1 via victory records though Francis later stated that the release had been pushed back a week to the 8th of June. Francis also announced he was filming a video for Noir’s first single, “I’m Only Human Sometimes”. The single for “I’m Only Human Sometimes”, along with others was leaked 3 weeks before the release of Noir.
On July 13, he released a spoken word track “Eleonora” (written by Edgar Allan Poe) on iTunes. He later released “The Tell Tale Heart” on September 13, “The Oval Portrait” on October 15, and “The Raven” on October 30, all of which are also written by Edgar Allan Poe.
On November 29, 2011, William Control announced, via his personal web page, that he will be releasing a new 5-track EP entitled Novus Ordo Seclorum (EP). On the same day, he released a new book entitled Prose and Poems.
On January 26, 2012, he released via facebook the title of his third full-length album, “Silentium Amoris”, to be released on April 2nd, 2012. William Control performed on the “Fight To Unite” US Tour, with Brokencyde and Blood on the Dance Floor in April and May 2012. In June 2012, he headlined the European “New Faith” tour, playing shows in the UK, Netherlands, and France.
On May 15, 2012, William announced on his Facebook page that he is confirmed to perform on a tour in the United States sometime in 2012. A music video for the first single off Silentium Amoris – Kiss Me Judas, was released on June 26, 2011 via youtube.