Marlon is a powerhouse. What do we mean? He’s overly talented, passionate about his work, and produces some of the most ‘un-related’ kinds of art-folk-pop output that we all get to enjoy. And in ‘Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore’ makes that string of narratives about the songs he produces to levels that we can only strive for.
We don’t know him personally of course (just like all the stars we review), but from what we know is that he’s self deprecating and humble to the core.
His melodies are built to speak for him – with him.
His chords are stacked together, in harmony – and not.
His humor is projected, because he’s just that way.
And his dynamic ways of being chameleon-like, amplifies him being able to sit comfortably in many sub genres of indie music speaks volumes of where his heart and brain lingers. And throughout his years on this Earth, he’s honed and passionately built that accessible musical castle in his head, where he can return and construct such melodies and rhymes.
It’s a sight to see, really. Even at arm’s length, the transformations, the evolution sprouting from a core musical love – is astounding.
‘Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore’ is indie-pop, for sure. However, the incandescent, back light of fabulous song writing and lyrical aptitude flows out clearly and certainly, without fail. The detriment of life and the follies, depicted, resonates and persists in our core being – understanding what can and sometimes, will be.
And that mix-ology, just makes it ‘Marlon’- and it’s OK to love it.
Satirical and ironic tragedies are a dime a dozen within many forms of art. Marlon does it in this song, with the touch of ‘Garfield-esque’ remembrance and acceptance.
For, life goes on.
Life turns another 24.
Live it, to the full – even if the glass is very, very small.
In many interviews he’d professed of not trying to move firmly into the ‘indie’ music realm (indiefolk, indiecountry, etc). However (just like the way he moves his meanings in his words, notes, and songs) we’re apt to believe that things do align, the way they do- without a conscious push from such an artist.
Maybe sometimes, that genre moves ‘towards that artist’ – instead of the other way around.
We feel, in a small way, that HAS happened with Marlon.
Whether it’s a good thing or bad – that is trivial, and the road to our musical hearts – have been met with definitive assurance.
We’ll always dig that.
The collateral damages are – nay, must be – accepted, for we need artists like Marlon to flourish. We’re glad he grew and added another corner stone to the indie-music arena – strengthening it, caressing it, encouraging it.
Let’s lift up our small toast glasses to the sky, and live that 24, bit better, bit more memorable.
Let’s all fall in Love.
Kudos, Marlon. Respect.
We dig you, your past works, and your current.
And for our reader, we think you should dig Marlon, too.
Marlon Williams is rep’ed by Dead Oceans.
His latest and anticipated 11 song LP offering, ‘Make Way For Love’ drops February 16, 2018.