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Following a long period during which Marlon Williams had written no new songs, he split with fellow Kiwi singer-songwriter Aldous Harding and the floodgates opened.
Where once Williams told stories in song, on Make Way for Love he explores heartache, conflicting emotions, expectations and regret. All of the songs on the album delivered by that voice, save for a duet with his ex, Nobody Gets What They Want Any More.
The country influence that was earlier evident is less so, and we're treated to snapshots and settings that make the most of his emotional storylines, delivered with passion and sensitivity.
It's another big leap forward for the most beguiling of New Zealand's vocal talents.
- Marlon Williams. Make Way for Love. Universal
- Tony Neilsen