You'll Never Forget This New Zealand Singer's Haunting Voice

Whoa.

Marlon Williams is virtually unknown in the United States, but he's already won two New Zealand Music Awards and garnered no small amount of accolades as an artist to watch.

In this video by Australian YouTubers Balcony TV Melbourne, you'll see why the alt-country/folk singer has been called "the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt" by Beat Magazine.

Williams is blessed with a voice which has the same rich timbre of some of the greatest singers of all time.

Even while singing on a balcony, there's no denying the aching beauty of his voice, which is reminiscent of Marty Robbins and, to an even greater degree, Johnny Horton's country songs of the late '50s and early '60s. 

Williams, however, is no copycat: His voice is unmistakably original. 

You'll understand what we mean when you hear it.

For more from Marlon Williams, you can listen to him on YouTube or keep up to date with him on Facebook

Here's hoping that he pays a visit to America soon.

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