Marlon Williams

1527071_982200805127080_3031770523830650328_nMarlon Williams is a singer and songwriter from Lyttelton in New Zealand.  He is just 22 but has already been nominated for 2 NZ Music Awards, 3 APRA music awards, and has recently won the 2013 NZ Country Album of the year and APRA Country song of the year.

Now residing in Melbourne, he plays local residencies and supports for Sweet Jean, Jordie Jance and Renee Geyer.  He has also supported Justin Townes Earle and Band of Horses and is now set to tour New Zealand in the very near future.

Originally setting out as a solo performer he has now established a full band known as the The Yarra Benders and is set to release his self-titled debut album in April this year.

His alternative country sound with deep crooning vocals makes me think of Chris Isaak, whilst the atmospheric and cinematic sound of his new single, ‘Dark Child’, is reminiscent to the sound of Timber Timbre; dark and beautiful, he captures these sounds whilst his individual style stamps out his own path.

“Dark Child” is the second single to be released from Williams forthcoming album.  Written by his friend Tim Moore and released in December 2014, this track has a different sound to his other material.  Dark and tragic, it is a wonderfully constructed song and is a song of contrast.  As the angelic vocals,  delicate dreamy guitars and atmospheric choral layers build, it is not long before a darker edge unfolds, its delivery is bitter sweet.

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  1. Pingback: SONG OF THE DAY Marlon Williams – Vampire Again | The Listening Post a blog to discover, listen and enjoy music

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