Marlon Williams uses a very unique narrative type when writing lyrics for his songs. Sometimes he sings from the perspective of made up characters, but in Dark Child, he sings as himself as he ponders what it might be like to have a child. He looks at himself and how his child will grow up to have the same doubts and slightly depressing outlook on life he does. The song takes an interesting shift when he says, “Looking in from the outside.” Take a listen for yourself.
Williams has also developed a very unique sound - combining influences from folk, blues, rock and even bluegrass. Where he separate himself is in his HUGE production. In Dark Child, he takes a singer/songwriter song, and adds some soft but driving guitar and drums underneath. But as the story unfolds, some synths come in and this swirly production starts to grab your attention, but does not take away from the heartbreaking feeling of the tune.
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About the curator - Nick Malpezzi
Nick Malpezzi is a lover of nature, cats, beer, and music. When he’s not at his day job he is recording artists, working on films, writing music, taking pictures and enjoying life. He believes complexity is derived from simplicity, which is seen in his musical tastes and original productions.