Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Marlon Williams - "Hello Miss Lonesome"

Photo by Justyn Strother
Marlon Williams can sing. Not in an American Idol way; I'm sure they'd hate him. He just has this haunting voice that's mesmerizing for anyone that likes actual music. The New Zealander has his debut solo album due out in February. One of the songs on it, "Hello Miss Lonesome," fits many of the alt-country and folk stereotypes. Chugging guitars sounding like a locomotive, almost yodelling vocals for parts... but his voice is just what sucks you in. There is also the odd (but perfect) choice to have some feedback squalls towards the end to add just a hint of 90s indie rock. It's definitely a must-listen.

Marlon Williams' self-titled debut is due out February 19 on Dead Oceans. You can preorder a copy here, and be sure to check out his website for more information.

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