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My Boy - Lemon Yellow
LP 
Price: $26.79

Product Notes

My Boy, the third solo record from New Zealand singer/

songwriter Marlon Williams, announces an artist emerging anew. Gone is the

solemn, country-indebted crooner with the velvet voice - in his place comes a

playful, shapeshifting creature.

Following the release of his second album, 2018's Make Way For

Love, Williams' toured the world, playing major festivals and collaborating with

Lorde, Yo-Yo Ma and Florence Welch. He also forged a fledgling acting career

with roles in films The True History of the Kelly Gang and Netflix series Sweet

Tooth, as well as a cameo in Oscar winning film A Star Is Born. My Boy parlays

this flush of worldly experience into a vivid record as spirited and kinetic as

the unfolding life of it's performer. "I've always explored different character

elements in my music," says Williams. "And the more I get into acting, the more

tricks I'm learning about representation and presentation. To get braver and

bolder with exploring shifting contexts and new ways of doing things."

As the pandemic paused global travel, Williams found himself at

home in New Zealand, reconnecting with family and friends. Soon new demos

and lyrical themes emerged: of self-identity and escapism; tribalism and a

gnarled family tree; and ruminations on the role of masculinity and mateship.

Co-produced with Tom Healy and recorded at Roundhead Studios

in New Zealand, My Boy finds Williams' leading a new band through a set of

genre-hopping tunes: from the cheery sway of 'My Boy' and chugging '80s noir

sheen of 'Thinking Of Nina', to the charging synth of 'River Rival', and the sultry

pop jam 'Don't Go Back.' All this sonic and emotional whiplash is intentional,

and ultimately My Boy sees Williams having f

Details

Title: My Boy - Lemon Yellow
Genre: Rock
Artist(s): Marlon Williams
Label: Dead Oceans
Attributes: Colored Vinyl, Yellow
Release Date: 9/9/2022
Product Type: LP
UPC: 656605157733
Item #: 2498920X

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