Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams

Labels
Dead Oceans, PIAS
Pays
Nouvelle-Zélande
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Le Néo-Zélandais Marlon Williams a sorti son deuxième album, ‘Make Way For Love’, le 16 février via Dead Oceans et Pias.

«C’est une question vraiment importante, c’est la première chose que j’ai toujours vraiment voulu connaitre chez  les autres. Comme toutes les bonnes questions, c’est d’une grande simplicité. Nous voulons tous vivre dans les peurs de ceux que nous aimons, si ce n’est pas pour les dissiper, c’est à minima pour les  comprendre, faire preuve d’empathie, être honnête et soyons honnête, ça nous permet aussi de comparer. Je ne suis pas convaincu que le fait de vraiment comprendre les malheurs d’un autre apporterait du bonheur, mais je suis un fouineur. Et toi, qu’est-ce qui te poursuit ? » – Marlon Williams

Connu pour sa voix « effortless », Make Way For Love marque une grande évolution pour Marlon en tant que compositeur. A travers onze titres originaux, il explore de nouveaux terrains musicaux et se révèle de manière inattendue en abordant des thèmes comme les relations brisées.

 

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After two years of touring his acclaimed self-titled debut album, Williams has taken time this year to write and record new material, alongside some brief stints on the road supporting Bruce Springsteen, acting in a Hollywood film, and playing festivals in North American and Europe, including Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon.
Williams’ debut release saw him sign with US label Dead Oceans, and tour the world, performing on CONAN, Later…with Jools Holland, and picking up both an ARIA Nomination and Best Male and Breakthrough Artist at the New Zealand Music Awards.
« Vampire Again » sees Williams go in a new direction musically, showcasing the swagger and vibrancy of his live shows, exemplified by an instant classic music video shot in collaboration with legendary UK photographer Steve Gullick. Marlon Williams grew up singing in the Christchurch cathedral choir, before his punk rock dad turned him onto country music in his teens.
He founded The Unfaithful Ways at 17, with his high school friends and their science teacher, and quickly gained national attention, playing the Big Day Out, touring with Band of Horses and Justin Townes Earle, and picking up a Critics Choice award nomination at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards for their debut album Free Rein.
Williams met acclaimed country singer Delaney Davidson in 2011, and the pair began performing as a duo. Over two years they released three volumes of the series, Sad But True: The Secret History Of Country Music Songwriting, garnering critical acclaim, including the New Zealand country song and country album of the year in 2013.

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