Country music duo Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams joined forces in 2012. An attraction of opposites, they combine Williams’ fresh faced youth and vocal purity with Davidson’s hard won experience and more world wearied tones. Both are part of a vibrant Lyttelton music community with Williams previously a member of The Unfaithful Ways, while Davidson is an established globetrotting solo performer. Their debut Sad But True: Volume One won the Tui for Country Album of the Year in 2013. Co-written track ‘Bloodletter’ took out Song of the Year.
Contemporary troubadours Marlon Williams and Delaney Davidson delve deep into the sounds of traditional country music. After co-writing ‘Bloodletter’, from their debut album Sad but True: Volume 1, they won the NZ Music Award for Country Song of the Year. The gothic tale of tragedy and misery is visualised by director Tim McIness via a Once Upon a Time in The South horseback pursuit, as Williams tracks a fleeing Davidson. The wide open spaces of mid-Canterbury’s Mesopotamia Station make an admirable substitute for the frontier’s big sky country.