The combination of voices on ‘I Wonder Why’ is breathtakingly good. The vocals float above layered instruments, with the exquisite pedal steel the highlight. In the video, we get to see the performers at work in the studio, displaying their considerable talents. Award-winning Marlon Williams has enjoyed acclaimed solo success, chosen by Bradley Cooper to appear in ‘A Star is Born’ and playing with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Brandi Carlile. Meanwhile, Kacy & Clayton have released a series of critically well-received records, two of which were produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
From different sides of the world, it’s an unlikely but highly effective, exciting collaboration. New Zealand’s Marlon Williams says of working with the Saskatoon-based Kacy & Clayton: “We wanted to see if we could meld hemispheres. I’m bringing this Pacific style of country music with the harmonies and choral elements. Kacy & Clayton have a super identifiable sound. They embody everything I love about North American folk. There’s a rural weariness where they’re telling tales that have been told a million times in their own way. I feel the strength in it.” This single is taken from their debut collaborative album, ‘Plastic Bouquet’, which will be released on 11th December. check it out.