Marlon Williams

Gone is the solemn, country-indebted crooner with the velvet voice – in his place comes a more playful, shape-shifting creature.

Following the release of his second album, 2018’s stunning portrait of a breakup, Make Way For Love, Williams’ toured the world, playing major festivals, and appearing on Conan and Later with Jools Holland. He forged a fledgling acting career, making a cameo in Oscar winning film A Star Is Born, and then major roles in films The True History of the Kelly Gang, Lone Wolf and current Netflix series Sweet Tooth. Williams’ has also become an in-demand collaborator, singing on stage with Lorde and Florence Welch, recording duets with Courtney Barnett, Paul Kelly, Yo-Yo Ma, releasing the Plastic Bouquet album with  Kacy and Clayton, and making his first foray into composing with the film Juniper. 

“I’ve always explored different character elements in my music,” says Williams. “And I think the more I get into acting, the more tricks I’m learning about representation and presentation. I’m trying to make my world’s feed into each other as much as possible. To get braver and bolder with exploring shifting contexts and new ways of doing things.”


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