Without a doubt being the most famous dynasty in country music, the Williams family has proven once again that musical talent does not skip a generation. Coleman Williams, also known as IV, is the son of Hank III. To those of you who don’t know, Hank III is the son of Hank Williams Jr. He definitely doesn’t sound like his daddy before him, much like Jr is his own style when compared to Hank Sr’s sound. IV and his band, The Strange Band, debuted their new song, “Son of Sin,” on 4/20 (Coincidence? I think not).
Being part of this legendary bloodline could be an immediate sink or swim when it comes to proving yourself musically, but IV and his band knocked it out of the park with this one. “Son of Sin” combines elements of classic outlaw country sound, such as the use of the fiddle and the sorrowful lyrics, all while delivering a thick and grungy wave of music that will definitely open the eyes of a country music snob.
The most impressive thing about this bloodline is that they all have their own take on the broad genre known as country music. Sr and Jr speak for themselves, but Hank III took it to a completely new level with his punk rock and heavy metal influence. When you get to IV’s style with this song, he’s very unique. He manages to blend folk lyrics with, dare I say, metal inspired riffs. You simply can not put a pin in exactly what direction IV is going for here and that is what makes him already super exciting- and this is only one song. It is safe to say people are going to be chomping at the bit for more of IV and the Strange Band and what another Williams can bring to a new generation.
Listen to “Son of Sin” below: