I have been digging Willy for some time, even before he got a little bump of attention through a not-so-long ago Apple commercial.
Willy’s style and aesthetics definitely seems to be a retro-inspired culture mash that blends retro rock-n-roll with modern sensibilities. What you end up with is a blend of styles and image that cannot be neatly summarized. You see a little Buddy Holly, Steve Martin, and bluesy Bo Diddly (after writing this up and making comparisons, I read articles on Willy. It seems I am not the only one who thought of these three people), but you can’t just say that Willy is any of these. He is just Willy Moon, and he describes his the sound the best, “It’s quite abrasive,” he said. “I don’t want to try and define it. I just want to entertain people.”