Premiere: William Prince gives his stunning track 'Breathless' new life

Glassnote Records will re-release the Manitoba songwriter's Juno-winning debut album on May 11.
William Prince won the 2017 Juno Award for contemporary roots album of the year. (Glassnote Records )

If you fell in love with William Prince's song "Breathless" when you first heard it on the singer's 2015 debut album, Earthly Days, now's your chance to feel that all over again.

Prince won the 2017 Juno Award — his first — for contemporary roots album of the year with his debut, and soon after signed to Glassnote Records, also home to Chvrches, Mumford & Sons and Half Moon Run. On May 11, Glassnote is re-releasing Earthly Days, with a new version of "Breathless" produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell). You can listen to it above a day before the debut album's re-release.

Prince, who's from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, sang "Breathless" during the 2017 Juno Awards' in memoriam presentation, and it's little wonder why it held everyone's attention: his voice gently reaches back in time, pulling out memories of things both tangible and intangible that are so personal, you feel as if you're living within each verse.

Give "Breathless" an exclusive listen, above, and look out for the Earthly Days re-release on May 11.


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