Bill Abernathy certainly makes a resolute statement with his new song, i.e: “The World’s Foremost Authority of Everything”. Of course, coming as it does from deeply strong southern working-class values which include patriotism, politics, and religion; Bill uses poetic lyrics to tell the unblinking truth about his life.
“The World’s Foremost Authority of Everything,” tells a story using melodic visuals from the lens of southern folk music; it feels like listening to a folk story in the Southeast or listening to cowboy music of the West. Bill makes the kind of measured statement one needs to lean in to discern.
Bill has a handsome thick southern accent with harmonic ballads that are accompanied by beautiful acoustic strings and banjos. It sounds like a southern dance tune with a political statement.
He talks about how viral content is disguised as sage advice and in return develops a religious cult-following of subscribers. There is a message Bill wants to share – in the age of false prophets and philosophers – we must be intentional with what we view as true or facts. Patriotism should be questioned. Religious beliefs should be questioned. Science should be questioned. Political views should be questioned – especially when it comes with an agenda to build a mass following.
Bill has a mind for himself and a message to share that makes you question, “Are you following the ways of the world or are you taking authority in your own life?”