“I Can’t Get Out of Bed” is Will Davenport's debut album.
It fuses what Will describes as ‘confessional music’ with ‘chaotic minimalism’. The complete album programmatically spans across one evening where Will was unable to sleep. Deeply paranoid and fatigued, Will began to imagine the end of the world. The album provides an account of such an evening, laying bare vast swathes of personal shame, trauma, guilt, fantasy and ecstasy with frank directness.
Flute - Shahmir Samee
Recorder - Juliet Evans
Oboe - Emma Beach
Oboe - Elen Morgan-Williams
Bassoon - Ruby Truly
Alto Saxophone - Asha Parkinson
Baritone Saxophone - Jemma Love
Horn - Frederike Schroeder-Rossell Trumpet – James Grout-Smith
Piano - Flynn Sturgeon
Bass Guitar - Emily Roberts
Electric Cello + Ocarina - Millicent James
Conductor - Peter Longworth
Engineer – Asher Fynn
Location - The Gresham Centre
"Phones buzzing on piano strings... voices raging against opulent orchestral soundscapes
Will Davenport’s electro-acoustic album, “I Can’t Get Out of Bed” is a deeply personal and immersive musical journey into that which is unknown but also, somehow, familiar. By turns playful and confessional it is an immensely ambitious work by an exciting new voice."
- Peter Longworth