premiere: willie j healey, 'greys'

Willie J Healey makes alien abduction sound like fun.

by Francesca Dunn and i-D Staff
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08 May 2015, 7:19pm

Looking for a new artist to watch ascend? 20-year-old amateur boxer Willie J Healey is well worth keeping an eye on. Cruising the Oxfordshire countryside in his battered old limo, he and his mates make DIY videos and know how to have a good laugh. With just a few tracks out in the open, his melodies are brilliantly catchy, he's got the best voice we've heard in a while and we look forward to the release of his debut EP Malibu HD on May 11. Aside from all the awesome slide guitar and the urges his music gives us to go skating and chat up girls, we respect Willie because he took inspiration from Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, the UFO edition. Premiering right here, right now on i-D, Greys focuses on the typical alien - grey skin, huge black pools for eyes - and explores his fear of being abducted and nobody even noticing. "It's a simple song sung straight from the blood pumper," Willie told us. "Louis Theroux, my man!"

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