Florence + The Machine Duets With Marlon Williams On 'Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore': Watch
Florence + The Machine brought out opener Marlon Williams to duet on his song “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore” while in Sydney on Saturday (Jan. 26).
Draped in an ethereal, bell-sleeved mauve dress, frontwoman Florence Welch traded loverlorn verses with the Kiwi singer-songwriter on the haunting ballad.
The song, originally 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 both sides.
“Isn’t it strange?/ Impossible to claim your reward,” Welch sang in the song’s plaintive opening moments, with Williams replying, “I cannot explain/ Emotion I can barely afford to contain/ And you’re the same.”
Williams is currently opening for Florence + and The Machine on the sold-out Australian/New Zealand leg of the band’s High As Hope tour, and most recently appeared in the Oscar-nominated A Star is Born after director and star Bradley Cooper heard the singer-songwriter on the radio. He was also awarded the 2018 Silver Scroll -- New Zealand’s top songwriting award -- for “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore."
Watch the full performance of Welch and Williams' duet below.