Marlon Williams returns with new single ‘My Boy’


It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Marlon Williams. But now the New Zealand artist with the gorgeous, golden voice has a new single, “My Boy,” and we can’t get enough of it. 

“He’s all I’m living for, nothing can touch my boy”, Williams sings in the fresh, breezy tune, which pairs perfectly with the warming weather (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere). 

“‘My Boy’ is a pop song with a Māori folk strum,” Williams says of the song. “The urge to turn every song on the planet into a Māori strummer descended on me like a fever sometime during the long and winding tour cycle of Make Way for Love,” Williams’ last studio album, released in 2018. 

“Some simple songs will try to tempt and lure you into over-complication, “he continues, but “this one showed no such insecurities. For the first time in my writing life, it didn’t even demand lyrics in the chorus. It laid itself out, buoyed by its own sailing rhythm and lightness of phrase: Mark and I fleshed out the demo with a simple drumbeat and a whimsical mellotron descant and dinner was largely on the table.”

Related: Watch Marlon Williams sing “What’s Chasing You” on NPR Live Sessions

Williams will tour North America, the U.K., and Europe this summer and fall. He plays the Lost Lake Lounge in Denver, Colo. on Sept. 24. 



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