William "Will" James Heard (born 26 April 1991) is an English singer and songwriter. In August 2013, he was featured on Klangkarussell's single "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" which had peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart and number eighteen in the Republic of Ireland. In January 2014, he was featured on Australian DJ house group The Aston Shuffle's single "Tear It Down" and had worked with them on their single "Comfortable" previously. Heard has had an active music career since 2011, performing residencies as a singer-songwriter, but he gained attention after collaborating with former supermodel and long-time friend Cara Delevingne in an acoustic version of "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" which gained 7 million YouTube views in the first six months.
He was featured on Klangkarussell's single "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" which was released in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2013. On 21 August 2013, the song was at number two on the Official Chart Update in the UK. On 22 August 2013, the song entered the Irish Singles Chart at number 77, peaking at number 23. On 25 August 2013, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number three and the UK Dance Chart at number two. Heard has been working with MTA Records signee Elli Ingram, providing saxophone and backing vocals.
2017–present: Trust EP
On 17 February 2017, Heard released his debut EP Trust. It was preceded by the lead single "Beep Me" which premiered on 1 February. It was written by Melvin Barcliff, Tim Mosley and Melissa Elliott. A music video for the opening track "I Better Love You" was premiered on 8 March on his Vevo Youtube channel.