Real Work is a new project out of Columbia started by Archer Avenue Studio owner Kenny McWilliams. Their first single “Numb Mind” was released in early April, along with an accompanying music video that garnered them some positive attention in the South Carolina music scene. Real Work released their second single “Wasted” exclusively on the 2018 Scene SC Sampler and followed up with a successful first run of shows.
The idea behind Real Work goes back about two years, when McWilliams recorded some early demos with his former Baumer bandmate Chad Rochester. Knowing they wanted to do more with the project, they showed the demos to former NEEDTOBREATHE drummer Joe Stillwell, who hopped on board shortly afterward, as well as Christian Tyler and Brewer Eberly. With the lineup in place they were ready to start working on the tracks that will end up on their debut EP, which is due out in July.
Kenny McWilliams has been directly involved in the South Carolina music scene for a long time, producing and recording several prominent bands (All Get Out, Valley Maker, Finnegan Bell and many more) over at Archer Avenue, but Real Work marks his first time fronting a band. McWilliams is a guy who knows what sounds good, and that has been made very clear with the music that Real Work has put out thus far.
Today, Real Work is premiering their third single “My Soul” along with a music video right here on Extra Chill.
The video for “My Soul” was filmed at the Music Farm in Columbia by Josh Rainwater, with lighting design by Matt Buck and editing by Real Work bassist Chad Rochester. Focused on the band’s live performance, the new video offers a taste of what to expect when you see Real Work out on tour. Watch it below.
7/13 – Charleston, SC – Tin Roof with Deaf Dogs and The Lovely Few
7/14 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern with Dempsey, Estuarie, and Jeremy Shiloh
7/20 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room with Estuarie and OCNS
7/21 – Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole with Estuarie and OCNS