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10.08.2017 | 09:42

MARLON WILLIAMS veröffentlicht neues Video zur Single „Vampire Again“

MARLON WILLIAMS kehrt mit einer neuen Single zurück. „Vampire Again" ist nach dem gefeierten selbstbetiteltem Debüt-Album (Dead Oceans) vom Frühjahr 2016 das erste neue Material des Neuseeländers. Nach zahlreichen Touren, u.a. mit BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, und TV-Auftritten (u.a. bei „Conan“ und „Later...with Jools Holland“) war er noch im selben Jahr für einen ARIA Award und zwei New Zealand Music Awards nominiert. Erst danach hat er etwas Zeit gefunden, um an neuem Material zu arbeiten.
MARLON WILLIAMS veröffentlicht neues Video zur Single „Vampire Again“

“Channeling Roy Orbison at moments with a good sense of humor great songs and one of the best voices at Newport, New Zealand's Marlon Williams.” – Bob Boilen (NPR online music show “All Songs Considered”)

“His songwriting is prolific – he paints songs as characters and remains gender-fluid throughout his nine-song masterpiece. Williams is such a gifted storyteller that there is no telling which tracks are autobiographical and which are fictional.
” – Paste Magazine

Sein neuer Song wurde wieder von Ben Edwards in Lyttelton, Neuseeland, produziert. Das Video zu „Vampire Again" entstand zusammen mit dem britischen Kamera-Mann Steve Gullick. Die Geschichte hinter dem Song erläutert der Sänger in einem Statement selbst. Soviel sei allerdings gesagt: Das Video zeigt einen gesellschaftlichen Außenseiter, der sich trotz seiner Tragik nicht allzu ernst nimmt.

“The germination of this song began in LA last year. It was indeed Halloween again, and I was bored, having spent a week locked away in an Airbnb by the airport trying in vain to write a song. Any song. Nothing came. So Halloween comes around and I figure, “Hey, I'm gonna go out tonight. Alone. Comfortably alone. Comfortably alone to see the LA Opera performing a new score to accompany my fave scary flick Nosferatu at the Ace Hotel. I'm gonna dress as the spindly creep himself. What's more, I'm gonna get super blazed before I go. So, off I go, having spent far too much on a last minute outfit, and step out of the Uber and onto the red carpet with a nauseating air of self-confidence. This is my night. I am strong. I am human and it is my right to express myself how I see fit.Turns out I was running late, and when I finally enter the theatre everyone was already seated and the overture had begun. What's more, no one else was dressed up. Well they were, but in tuxedos and lovely dresses. And there was nowhere for stoned ole spindleboots to sit. So, I hunched and crawled my way down the aisle and sat on the floor like it was the most reasonable thing to do at an opera.
I made it through the whole film and then calmly turned tail, satisfied that I'd had a good time and sure that I'd heard whispers of “bad-ass” as I left the building. I'd like to believe that this was, at least in part, the catalyst for a whole new period in my life and my art. But that's bullsh*t.
Anyway, here it is, my own demented tale of New Age self-affirmation; “Vampire Again.””

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