Hong Kong-based Filipino singer-songwriter, William Elvin, can cleverly take any regular everyday story and turn it into an enjoyable song listeners will want to replay over and over again.
In “The Tragedy of Gilbert,” we get to learn more about a working man named Gilbert whose life is going from sad to worse with every new verse. We’re hoping things get better for him but by the end it doesn’t seem like it will.
William Elvin takes on the role of Gilbert In the lyric video as the tragedy-striken man becomes full of disappointment, insecurity and unrealized dreams due to his environments. The greatest part about this song is how the catchy and happy melodies counteract the sadness “The Tragedy of Gilbert” uses to describe Gilbert’s life.
As a listener, it’s understandable to feel unhappy about Gilbert’s situation but the melodies and gentle sounds are inspiring us to sway from side to side along with the beats instead.
William Elvin is a force to be reckoned with. His natural songwriting abilities are unmatched and he clearly loves the way music can affect anyone’s mood. Take some time to listen to his other single releases and stream all his songs on all streaming platforms!