KACY & CLAYTON AND MARLON WILLIAMS
TO RELEASE DEBUT COLLABORATION, PLASTIC BOUQUET, ON 11th DECEMBER 2020 VIA NEW WEST RECORDS
Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams are set to release their debut collaboration, Plastic Bouquet, on December 11th 2020 via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Kacy Lee Anderson & Marlon Williams and was recorded in Saskatoon, SK and Nashville, TN USA.
Between his critically acclaimed, self-titled debut in 2015 and its equally acclaimed follow up, 2018’s Make Way For Love, the New Zealand-based Williams has played many of the world’s major festivals, toured and performed with Bruce Springsteen, Florence + The Machine, Brandi Carlile and Lorde. He has won multiple New Zealand Music Awards and APRA Awards, and was handpicked by actor & director Bradley Cooper to appear in the Academy® Award-winning film A Star Is Born. He also appears in the films True History of the Kelly Gang and the upcoming Lone Wolf.
Building a discography of five albums since 2011, the Saskatoon-based Kacy & Clayton delivered a pair of critically acclaimed albums, The Siren’s Song in 2017, and Carrying On in 2019, both produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Beyond praise from Uncut, Q Magazine and more, they racked up millions of streams and toured with Wilco, The Decemberists and Ray LaMontagne, amongst others.
This new single oozes such harmonious appeal, a truly stunning and deeply captivating new orchestration. Capturing an entire era within their new music. Reflective lyrics and a wholesome essence- this is a pure and beautiful new release.
As far apart as Christchurch, New Zealand and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan may seem, the three musicians find common ground between a lifelong shared passion for Western Country, Folk, and Troubadour traditions on Plastic Bouquet. “We wanted to see if we could meld hemispheres,” says Williams. “I’m bringing this Pacific style of country music with the harmonies and choral elements. Kacy & Clayton have a super identifiable sound. They embody everything I love about North American folk. There’s a rural weariness where they’re telling tales that have been told a million times in their own way. I feel the strength in it.” While his Summer was in full swing, Williams hopped on a flight to the below 20 degrees of Saskatoon for Christmas 2018. The three wrote and recorded the bulk of what would become Plastic Bouquet over the course of just three weeks, with final sessions to follow in Nashville, TN in September of last year. In the end, Kacy, Clayton, and Marlon have brought sounds and traditions together and unlocked undeniable chemistry.
Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams’ Plastic Bouquet will be available across digital retailers and on standard black vinyl. A limited to 300 “Root Beer” colour vinyl edition will be available exclusively via Vinyl Me, Please while a limited to 1,200 “Sea Glass with Pink Marbling” colour vinyl edition will be available at independent retailers and for pre-order via New West Records.
Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams Plastic Bouquet tracklisting:
1. Isn’t It
2. Plastic Bouquet
3. Light of Love
4. Your Mind’s Walking Out
6. I’m Unfamiliar
7. I Wonder Why
8. Old Fashioned Man
9. I’m Gonna Break It
10. Last Burning Ember
11. Devil’s Daughter
Pre-order link: http://newwst.com/plasticbouquet