Marlon Williams, ‘What’s Chasing You’ | Track Review
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.’
Who is Marlon Williams? Although not a household name, the 27-year old alternative New Zealand musician definitely deserves some love. Make Way for Love, his second studio album, arrives February 16, 2018. After dropping single “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” Williams releases a strong second single, “What’s Chasing You.” The brief “What’s Chasing You” is also the second track on the album.
A lush, guitar intro kicks off “What’s Chasing You.” Furthermore, a memorable harmonic progression establishes itself early on. Marlon Williams delivers a beautiful, easy-going vocal performance. Despite being as “smooth as butter,” Williams packs punch, easily captivating with his subtlety and thoughtfulness. Furthering the superb musical experience is a simple, yet catchy chorus. “What’s chasing you? (Ooh) / What’s chasing you? (Ooh)”
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.
Marlon Williams • Make Way for Love • Dead Oceans • Release: 2.16.18
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