Promise Keeper’s “Endless Motion” Is Sad-Pop Perfection

William Fussell’s new solo project will soon tour Europe.

Promise Keeper’s “Endless Motion” Is Sad-Pop Perfection   Photo by Laura Coulson

As Promise Keeper, William Fussell crafts vaporous pop music like "Endless Motion," premiering today on The FADER. The influence of Sade is clear, but like the soft-pop matriarch, "Endless Motion" refuses to be simple downtempo background noise, thanks to a focus on inner tumult: "Don't let the same thing twice/ Keep you up all night/ It's not the same as everlasting love," Fussell sings, before a saxophone casts a doleful melody.

Over email, Fussell, who works out of London via Atlanta, said that "Endless Motion" is his "juxtaposition of mathematics and sexuality." The song will appear on Promise Keeper's self-titled "mini-LP," out on cassette via Atelier Ciseaux on May 16. Preorder it here. If you live in Europe, he'll be taking the album on the road for some shows. Check out those dates below.

Promise Keeper tour dates

03/08 - London, UK - The Waiting Room w/ GENTS
03/13 - Brussels, BE - Chaff
03/16 - Groningen, NL - De Gym
03/17 - Amsterdam, NL - s105 (De School)
03/19 - Rotterdam, NL - Wunderbar
03/22 - Zurich, CH - Bar 3000
03/23 - Cologne, DE - Britney X Festival
03/28 - Berlin, DE - IPA Bar
03/30 - Copenhagen, DK - Jolene Bar
04/01 - Stockholm, SE - Cantina Real
04/07 - Warsaw, PL - Pogłos
04/08 - Kiev, UA - Closer *
04/09 - Khmelnytskyi, UA - Monotheatre KUT *
04/11 - Oradea, RO - Moszkva Kávézó *
04/12 - Budapest, HU - Központ *
04/13 - Brno, CZ - Kabinet Múz *
04/14 - Prague, CZ - TBC *
04/17 - Paris, FR - Espace B *
* w/ Better Person

Promise Keeper’s “Endless Motion” Is Sad-Pop Perfection