Album Review: Marlon Williams (Marlon Williams)

Marlon Williams’ self-titled debut album features nine tracks that are diverse but all connected by the country thread. Hailing from a small town in New Zealand, Williams combines his classical training and years spent in choir with raw, personal experiences. Each song has a unique identity and Williams delivers them all with honest vocals and melodies. While “Hello Miss Lonesome” has the upbeat guitar-driven foundation akin to Mumford & Sons, the track “I’m Lost Without You” is a throwback to the ‘50s with its lilting instrumentation and soulful chorus vocals. Other tracks (such as “Lonely Side of Her”) exemplify the honesty in folk music. Williams is certainly starting off on the right foot with this emotion-infused album.

Artist: Marlon Williams

Album: Marlon Williams

Label: Dead Oceans

FCC: 5

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