New Zealand’sMarlon Williamswill release his sophomore album,Make Way For Love, onFebruary 16thviaDead Oceans. Known for his effortlessly distinctive voice,Make Way For Lovemarks 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.
WhileMake Way For Lovedraws 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 Lovedoesn’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 Lovewas recorded with producerNoah Georgesonand his backing band,The Yarra Benders, in North California’s Panoramic Studios after several weeks of pre-production in Marlon’s native Lyttelton, New Zealand with regular collaboratorBen Edwards. The finished result is an expansive record that moves Marlon several paces from “country” — the genre that’s been affixed to him more than any in recent years — with forays into cinematic strings, reverb, rollicking guitar and at least one quiet piano ballad.
Currently in the midst of a sold out global preview tour to support his stand alone single,“Vampire Again,”Marlon will take his live show to dozens of cities around the world next year for his largest ever headline tour. All dates are below. Tickets for North America will be on sale Nov. 10th athttp://www.marlonwilliams.co.nz/.
Make Way For LoveTracklist: 1. Come To Me 2. What’s Chasing You 3. Beautiful Dress 4. Party Boy 5. Can I Call You 6. Love Is A Terrible Thing 7. I Know A Jeweller 8. I Didn’t Make A Plan 9. The Fire Of Love 10. Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore 11. Make Way For Love
Marlon Williams Tour Dates: Thu. Nov. 9 – Auckland, NZ @ Point Chev RSA (SOLD OUT) Fri. Nov. 10 – Auckland, NZ @ Point Chev RSA (SOLD OUT) Sat. Nov. 11 – Wellington, NZ @ San Fran (SOLD OUT) Sun. Nov. 12 – Christchurch, NZ @ Blue Smoke (SOLD OUT) Mon. Nov. 13 – Christchurch, NZ @ Blue Smoke (SOLD OUT) Wed. Nov. 15 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory (SOLDOUT) Thu. Nov. 16 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler (SOLD OUT) Fri. Nov. 17 – Mullumbimby, Australia @ Mullumbimby Music Festival Sun. Nov. 19 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler (SOLD OUT) Mon. Nov. 20 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler (SOLD OUT) Thu. Feb. 22 — Bristol, UK @ Louisiana Fri. Feb. 23 — Manchester, UK @ Night & Day Sat. Feb. 24 — Dublin, IE @ Whelans Mon. Feb. 26 — Glasgow, IE @ King Tuts Tue. Feb. 27 — Leeds, UK @ Community Room Wed. Feb. 28 — London, UK @ Scala Mon. Mar. 5 — Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus Tue. Mar. 6 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern Thu. Mar. 8 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Fri. Mar. 9 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry Sat. Mar. 10 — Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar Tue. Mar. 13 – Sat. Mar. 17 — Austin TX @ SXSW Sun. Mar. 18 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Mon. Mar. 19 — Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum Wed. Mar. 21 — Nashville, TN @ High Watt Fri. Mar. 23 — Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel Sat. Mar. 24 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s Sun. Mar. 25 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott Tue. Mar. 27 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Thu. Mar. 29 — Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret Sun. Apr. 1 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios Tue. Apr. 3 — San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall Wed. Apr. 4 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Wed. Apr. 11 — Brussels, BE @ AB Club Thu. Apr. 12 — Cologne, DE @ Yuca Fri. Apr. 13 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord Sat. Apr. 14 — Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache Sun. Apr. 15 — Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar Tue. Apr. 17 — Oslo, NO @ Cafe Mono Wed. Apr. 18 — Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan Fri. Apr. 20 — Berlin, DE @ Privatclub Sat. Apr. 21 — Munich, DE @ Orange House Sun. Apr. 22 — Vienna, CH @ Chelsea Tue. Apr. 24 — Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv Wed. Apr. 25 — Zurich, CH @ Bogen F Thu. Apr. 26 — Besancon, FR @ La Rodia Fri. Apr. 27 — Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere Sat. Apr. 28 — Utrecht, NL @ Ekko