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Marlon Williams, Make Way for Love | Musical Wrap-Up


Marlon Williams, Make Way for Love © Dead Oceans‘Music Wrap-Up’ collects the coverage (links) on an album, artist, project, or otherwise, into one easily accessible document.

After reviewing two singles from Make Way for Love, the sophomore album by Marlon Williams, as well as reviewing album itself, I’ve compartmentalized our coverage into one place.  On Musical Wrap-Up, you’ll find ALL of our coverage for Make Way for Love linked in one place.  

Monthly Music Shopping List

Blurb: Marlon Williams isn’t a household name, but the 27-year old alternative New Zealand musician definitely deserves to be. Make Way for Love, his second studio album, arrives almost two years to the date after his self-titled debut. Stellar singles “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore” and “What’s Chasing You” were issued in advance of the 11-track effort.

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Album Review

Headline: New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams delivers an intriguing, well-rounded sophomore album with ‘Make Way for Love.’

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars: “Marlon Williams easily delivers one of the best albums of 2018 with Make Way for Love.  Will the album get its just due? Only time will tell.  Regardless, Williams proves himself to be a truly compelling singer-songwriter. His musicianship is noteworthy.”

Song Picks: “What’s Chasing You,” “Beautiful Dress,” “Can I Call You,” “Love is a Terrible Thing,” “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore” & “Make Way for Love”

Source: Marlon Williams, Make Way for Love | Album Review


Individual Track Reviews

On The Musical Hype, I also penned reviews for two of the teaser tracks that arrived in advance of Make Way for Love.  The reviews are linked below, as well as a summarization of our thoughts on those singles.

1. “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore”

Ft. Aldous Harding

Published January 18, 2018

Headline: 27-year old New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams thrills on “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” the promo single from his sophomore album, ‘Make Way for Love.’ 

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars: “Marlon Williams and Aldous Harding make a brilliant pair on “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore.” Both have stellar voices and exhibit excellent control, never over- nor under-singing.  The songwriting is emotional and relatively simple, yet incredibly thoughtful.  All in all, a winner.”

Source: Marlon Williams, ‘Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore’ | Track Review


2. “What’s Chasing You”

Headline: 27-year old New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams charms on “What’s Chasing You,” the second single from his sophomore album, ‘Make Way for Love.’ 

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars: “Marlon Williams has a winner on his hands with “What’s Chasing You,” no questions asked.  He delivers strong vocals, while the production is vintage in sound. Furthermore, the songwriting is simple, yet pleasant.”

Source: Marlon Williams, ‘What’s Chasing You’ | Track Review

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