Autistic singer songwriter, Donna Williams, is a lyrically powerful and vocally moving artist with an idiosyncratic style and a voice of striking honesty and warmth. Following on from her first album, Nobody Nowhere, Mutation is her amazing second album and individual tracks are also available on iTunes.
Donna Williams' voice, whilst a style and sound all its own has been compared with artists like Missy Higgins, Jewel, Corinne Bailey Rae, Nathalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks), Tori Amos, Nanci Griffith, Juliana Hatfield, Helen Reddy and Karen Carpenter.
The Mutation CD has a classy, contemporary surrealism that combines great, incredibly catchy music with soaring atmospheric spoken word pieces and songs , awe inspiring musicianship and scintillating effects yet maintains a surprisingly 'natural' feel to it.
Mutation is as moving as it is socially challenging, like in the contemporary dance track, 'Subtlety'. Then in other tracks like 'Mirror', she hauntingly combines poetry and spoken word with a moving song and beautiful, pure vocals, in a way that almost creates almost the essence of ghosts within one's own world. She confronts discrimination in tracks like 'All Be Happy' and addresses the essential soul survival inherent in defending the right to be oneself in 'Simply Be'.
The Mutation CD is also filled with humour and quirky surrealism like in poetic, atmospheric spoken-word tracks like 'When Mitzy Flew' and the haunting poem of 'Before Mind 'is intricately woven into a musical backdrop and leads seamlessly, like the other spoken word tracks into the abundance of song tracks in between.
Mutation is a revolutionary album, challenging the right of society to segregate and subjugate its citizens like in her title track 'Mutation'.
Mutation is powerful musical therapy that covers the whole spectrum of emotions and delivers you gently back to shore after the adventure.
You'll find belonging and understanding in 'Mutation' and the album includes a lyrics booklet with lyrics to all songs on the album.
Don't forget to also check out Donna's first CD, 'Nobody Nowhere' at http://www.cdbaby.com/donnaw
and her debut album, 'Broken Biscuit' recorded with Donna And The Aspinauts at http://www.cdbaby.com/donnaw3.
NB: A percentage of proceeds from this album contribute to the running costs of an international self employment facility for people with autism at www.auties.org
You can order individual songs via itunes using the following link: