Marlon Williams announces new album, music video and NZ tour

Marlon WilliamsNew Zealand’s Marlon Williams will release his sophomore album, Make Way For Love, on February 16th 2018 via Caroline Records.

To celebrate both this and his completely sold out 2017 Tour, Marlon will be hitting the road next year for a HUGE international tour, followed by what promises to be some very special shows back here in New Zealand next May.

Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love NZ Tour 2018
Presented by Eccles Entertainment, Undertheradar, Radio One, RDU and 95bFM

Saturday 19th May | Hunter Lounge | Wellington | 0800 111 999

Tuesday 22nd May | Glenroy | Dunedin | 0800 111 999

Wednesday 23rd May | Foundry | Christchurch | 0800 111 999

Friday 25th May | Auckland Town Hall | Auckland | 0800 111 999

Begins: Monday 13th November Midday (NZDT)
Ends: Monday 13th November Midnight (NZDT)
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)

Begins: Tuesday 14th November Midday (NZDT)

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Press Release:

Known for his effortlessly distinctive voice, Make Way For Love marks Marlon’s exponential growth as a songwriter. Throughout 11 original songs, he explores new musical terrain and reveals himself in an unprecedented way in the wake of a fractured relationship. In conjunction with today’s album announcement, Marlon announces an international tour and shares the album’s penultimate track, “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” a duet with Aldous Harding, recorded via a late-night long distance phone call, plus an accompanying video filmed in New York City (which you can view below).

While Make Way For Love draws on Marlon’s own story, it captures the vagaries of relationships we’ve all been through: the bliss, ache, uncertainty, and bitterness. Like the best breakup records, Make Way For Love doesn’t shy away from heartbreak, but rather stares it in the face, and mines beauty from it. Delicate and bold, tender and searing, it’s a mightily personal new step.

Make Way For Love was recorded with producer Noah Georgeson and his backing band, The Yarra Benders, in North California’s Panoramic Studios after several weeks of pre-production in his native Lyttelton with regular collaborator Ben Edwards. The finished result moves Marlon several paces from “country”—the genre that’s been affixed to him more than any in recent years, but one that’s always been a bit too reductive to be wholly accurate — with forays into cinematic strings, reverb, rollicking guitar and at least one quiet piano ballad, on his most expansive work to date.

Currently in the midst of a sold out global preview tour, to support his stand alone single Vampire Again, next year will see Marlon Williams take his captivating live show to 46 cities around the world for his largest ever headline tour.

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