Marcus today drops his new single and video titled ‘Obey’. His style within the song is wonderfully laid back harking back to better/worse days of that relationship that can change a life without realizing it and how said relationship can add perspective and that, while you may have ill will towards that person, your feelings may stay generally the same however in a different place because of the memories.
We’ve all been there, done that, and so on. And that makes this personal. We can relate. And with Marcus’ fitting vocals thrown into the mix, you can hear the feeling in his voice with every croon and crackle. That shows that this is real. Not just the song. But the feeling.
Mixing influences of Frank Ocean, Amy Winehouse with Skepta and Mos Def, Marcus has created a unique, alternative, enticing pop sound. ‘Obey’ was written over a year ago about an on/off relationship Marcus was in. It talks about how even though someone can hurt you it doesn’t change how you feel about them.
Having dropped out of college in 2015 Marus started writing songs and began gigging continuously around open mic nights in Ireland. The love of performing and songwriting took him to London in 2016 where he honed his craft while playing any and every night he could.
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With only a shoestring budget to work off, himself and the delivery driver at the takeaway he worked at, begged, borrowed and stole their way to making the beautiful and cinematic video to accompany the single. The modern-day Bonnie & Clyde story was directed by Alan Dunne and Stubborn Monkey Media and fits perfectly with the tone and ideas of the song.
Featured image by Shane Caldwell.