Will Linley continues his explorations into the romantic future of pop with the release of “Maybe,” his new single +video available today via Island Records. His most personal and perhaps most heart-breaking track to date, “Maybe” addresses his partner with hopefulness and expectation as he urges her to take a leap of faith. “You tell me that we’ve got potential,” Will sings, “but you don’t want to take a chance on something special/ I’m tryin not to be judgmental/ But if you’re tryin to let me down/ Then don’t be gentle.”
‘“Maybe” is probably one of my favourite songs I’ve been a part of in the last year,” commented Will. “It came about so effortlessly when I wrote it with my friends Jake and Peter. It fell into our laps. The song is fun, nostalgic, and so happy go lucky. This song screams 2010s pop and I am so here for it!”
With its playful “holding on” hooks and optimistic outlook, “Maybe” presents an energizing soundscape for the 21-year-old singer and songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa, whose career trajectory was forever changed with the gold-certified success of “miss me (when you’re gone),” his premiere single last year.
Will returns to the U.S. later this month for show dates at Mercury Lounge in New York on October 18th; and Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on October 23rd. This follows up his most recent UK tour which included P!nk’s Summer Carnival and Will’s debut London headline concert at Courtyard Theatre. “Maybe” builds on the momentum of Will’s summertime releases via Island, “Tough (The Girls Song)” (June) and “Gracie” (August).
ABOUT WILL LINLEY:
Brought up in Cape Town as the youngest member of a musical family, 21-year-old musician/songwriter Will Linley grew up playing violin and viola before teaching himself piano and guitar. He began to write songs in high school, inspired by pop singer-songwriters such as Dean Lewis, Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran. Will first gained traction on TikTok, leading to an airplay #1 in South Africa with the Gold-certified “miss me (when you’re gone).” International acclaim soon followed, along with his debut EP kill all my feelings. His previous single ‘Last Call’ also made a sizable impact with almost 30 million global streams to date. Having previously played shows with One Republic and Matthew Mole, Will went on to perform in the UK in 2023 at P!NK’s Summer Carnival at BST Hyde Park on a stacked bill that also included Gwen Stefani and Sam Ryder. In addition to performing at the Barn on the Farm Festival in Gloucester, Will also played his debut London headline show at The Courtyard Theatre.