Florence + The Machine introduced out opener Marlon Williams to duet on his tune “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore” whereas in Sydney on Saturday (Jan. 26).
Draped in an ethereal, bell-sleeved mauve gown, frontwoman Florence Welch traded loverlorn verses with the Kiwi singer-songwriter on the haunting ballad.
The tune, initially a duet between Williams and fellow New Zealand singer (and ex-girlfriend) Aldous Harding, explores the aftermath of the couple’s breakup and the emotional wreckage wrought on each side.
“Isn’t it unusual?/ Impossible to assert your reward,” Welch sang within the tune’s plaintive opening moments, with Williams replying, “I can not clarify/ Emotion I can barely afford to comprise/ And you’re the identical.”
Williams is presently opening for Florence + and The Machine on the sold-out Australian/New Zealand leg of the band’s High As Hope tour, and most lately appeared within the Oscar-nominated A Star is Born after director and star Bradley Cooper heard the singer-songwriter on the radio. He was additionally awarded the 2018 Silver Scroll -- New Zealand’s prime songwriting award -- for “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore."
Watch the total efficiency of Welch and Williams' duet beneath.