And his sixth studio album was well-worth the wait. Top to bottom, it’s fantastic.
The title actually comes from a real life hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas, where it was originally opened in 1929 after residents of the town wanted to capitalize on the success of the mineral water craze going on at the time. It’s rumored to be haunted, and you definitely get some spooky flavors on this record.
That influence is no more apparent than on the title track, which was one of the pre-released singles. He also put out the rockin’ lead single, “All You Got”, back in January.
While I could honestly sit here and just tell you to listen to every single song, because it really is that good, I’m gonna give you a few to get started with. But, listening to the entire thing is in your best interest if you want some kickass new music for your playlist.
“Me, Her and You” was the one that really stuck out to me on the first listen of this record. It’s a sad, slow, true country song, and I think a lot of people will be able to relate to the concept he sings about here:
“Me, Her and You”
You can never go wrong with a good old fashioned break-up song, which is what he delivers on “Leave Me Alone.”
“Leave Me Alone”
And lastly, check out the phenomenal track “Getting Drunk,” where William sings about how he’s numbing the pain he feels after break-up by drinking too much to the point that it’s becoming a necessary part of his daily life.
The production is simple, features a heavy dose of piano, and I can’t stop listening to it.