Will Turpin + The Way
About Will Turpin + The Way
Melody’s a running theme in Will Turpin's life. As bassist and one of the founding members of Collective Soul, the Georgia super group racked up seven No. 1 hits and 19 Top 40 singles based on their hook-laden guitar anthems, solid riffs and arena-ready choruses. Their unique sound propelled them to international stardom and multi-platinum status.
Turpin’s new five-song EP, The Lighthouse (Gooey usic, 2011), is his first solo foray after 18 years of loyal service to the hit-making quintet. The laid back rocker’s many attributes grace the EP—it’s humble, loyal, lighthearted, and melodically blessed from head-to-toe.
While rhythm, harmony and melody seem to be a lost art form in the post-Millennium rock music industry, they still hold great weight for Turpin.
"Having a sense of melody is sorta like the evolution question...which came first, the chicken or the egg? I think melody is an intrinsic quality you're born with," Turpin says. "I certainly believe there's an aptitude for it; and, perhaps it is something in the genes."
Turpin sings about the Tree of Life: love, hope, friendship, vanity, addiction, despair, bad decisions and positive solutions.
"Hopefully there will be a few more branches in the future," Turpin says with a smile and glint in his eye.