Marlon Williams – “Hello Miss Lonesome” Video (NSFW)

Alt-country seems to be going through something of a renaissance, and New Zealand’s Marlon Williams fits right in among the pack. Though the singer doesn’t come from the heartland, he still has enough twang and blues to pull it all off. His video for “Hello Miss Lonesome,” a track off his forthcoming debut solo album, features a vicious, elaborately choreographed fight between Williams and an assailant. As he gets alternatively punched around and wooed, the duo travels through an empty building until he’s stripped down bare. Check out the NSFW clip via The Fader below.

Here’s what Williams had to say about the video:

I have never felt so sore as the day after the shoot. It took a while to recover from being thrown around like that. I really enjoyed that physicality, though. […] The nudity is incidental I think, and I like that it plays into the naturalness of the theatre. I’m being stripped down by these characters—these different parts of my psyche—and being left alone by myself.

Marlon Williams’ self-titled debut is out 1/19 via Dead Oceans.