Late Nights & Heartbreak is the much awaited second album by UK's soul hurricane Hannah Williams and her stellar backing band The Affirmations, recorded and produced by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics. The musicianship has ramped up several gears since Hannah's first album; bringing a welcome flare of excellence which punctuates Williams' heartbreaking vocals and embraces Malcolm's tight, psychedelic production. Mixed totally analogue, and mastered on tape, Late Nights & Heartbreak includes 13 tracks of visceral soul with a touch of psychedelic atmosphere - as evidenced by the first single: "Tame in The Water."
The sound is tighter and punchier than ever before - a trait of the Affirmations which has been brought out in several mind-blowing tracks - like the 8+ minutes of "Still in My Head" which grooves hard throughout, and showcases Hannah's most show-stopping moment on the album. "Woman Got Soul" is another 5 minutes of groovy, addictive proof that this is next-level for Hannah and her band. The album's grooves are interspersed with deep and layered soul tracks, like "Another Sunrise" or "Your Luck Can Change" which act as musical beds upon which Hannah explodes with genuine emotions of love, lust, longing and anger - and everything in between.