- Publish Date
- Friday, 24 June 2022, 6:00AM
Marlon Williams announces his third solo album, My Boy, out September 9th and presents a new single/video, “Thinking of Nina.” My Boy is Williams emerging anew. Gone is the solemn, country-indebted crooner with the velvet voice – in his place comes a more playful, shape-shifting creature. Accompanied by a music video directed by Sports Team, “Thinking of Nina” is inspired by an obsession with the spy drama, The Americans, and glistens with an ‘80s noir sheen. Following the previously shared title track, “My Boy,” “Thinking Of Nina” reiterates Williams’ sonic expansions.
“This is a song about the dangers of wearing different faces in different places, of waging wars on multiple fronts; of having so many selves as to not be a self at all. Also at play is the dark phenomenon of White Knight Syndrome; the desire to simplify, infantilise, protect and ultimately commodify an object of desire,” says Williams. “The video, imagined and concocted by the exciting duo who make up Sports Team and myself draws on the silliest stylings of the 80s New Wave a la Spandau Ballet’s ‘Gold’ and Duran Duran’s ‘A View To A Kill.’”