A deep house love song that will get your feet moving and your heart pumping. The latest from the artist with an “eclectronic” touch is more than a hooking banger.
Originally from Middlesbrough, MARQ Electronica lived in Newcastle, UK, for the majority of his life of him and worked as a singer, collaborating with local artists and performing as lead singer in the synth-rock band Sapien Trace.
He has organized musical events and performed for over a decade. But more recently he has found the confidence to release his solo material of him. Thus through the belief and support of my bandmates and fellow local artists, MARQ took his creativity to new horizons.
“After years singing and writing lyrics and performing in the region with my band, lockdown gave me the opportunity to work on solo material and some exciting collaborations.” So MARQ shares the background that led him to give life to his solo project. Then he continues: “I’ve never been that confident writing my own music and lyrics but after sharing some of my songs with friends and fellow musicians they encouraged me to share it with everyone and strike out as a solo artist.”
Marq is also a member of the up-and-coming electro-rock band Sapien Trace, who has an imminent release, and of the trip-hop electronica band The Last of The Fallen Angels, whose debut single is out now on Parrafin Alien Records. “There is a lot happening right now and that’s just how I like it, I can’t wait to share it all!” he said.
We had the pleasure of discovering him by covering the exciting single In A City (Love), thanks to which we got a chance to appreciate the personal touch he puts into his sound, heavily influenced by RnB and electronic artists, ranging from Missy Elliott to Daft Punk, from Fever Ray to Goldfrapp, up to groups like Massive Attack.
More recently MARQ is back with another brilliant work in which he corroborates sophistication and musical synthesis with fresh insight: a luxurious, compelling and engaging number, produced by Brit and Ivor Novello award winner Simon Ellis.
We are talking about “Crazy Fool”, a piece imbued with soulful vocals that hover over dreamy piano and house music beats. To ensure further traction and locomotion to this piece of work, a subtle yet incestuous funky bass affixes a sort of trademark to the entire production.
And it is precisely the balance found in the rich saturation of this tune that demonstrates how the Marq-Ellis duo functions exquisitely as a well-circuited synthesizer.
Deep house vibes in a soulful dance track about being crazy in love, fun, and silly even though you know you should be grown up and sensible apparently.
The release of “Crazy Fool” by MARQ Electronica is accompanied by a music video. The visual, marked by an abstract aesthetic, emphasizes the electronic synth matrix of the production. Check it out on the MARQ Electronica YouTube channel.
A PROMISE OF FIREWORKS – We asked MARQ what we can expect from his upcoming live performances. Here is what he told us:
2021 is going to be a year of more releases and live performances. I’ve invested in lights and video backdrops to engage an audience on another level and I have a wealth of experience in live work and I am itching to get back out there after a struggle with Covid -19.
– MARQ Electronica
Marq shared more about “Crazy Fool” and his collaboration with Ellis: “I am working with Simon on a number of tracks and really excited there are some pretty special songs coming your way folks. The world may be crazy right now so this is a moment’s release, a fun track we can all identify with to some extent.”
Then speaking specifically of the genesis and early development of his latest work he revealed: “I wanted to write a dance track that talks about the fun aspect of being crazy and silly when you are in love. I explained the vibe I was going for with the unmixed version I sent to Simon and he really got the fun but sophisticated romantic vibe I wanted for the track. It was so good to be more soulful vocally than I had been on “Wildlife” and explore another soundscape.”
At first glance, we could say that “Crazy Love” is a well-streamlined production. But this would not give the right emphasis to the width and openness of the piece. We could then underline its vibrance and sonic density, but this could leave behind the relatability of the delivery. So “Crazy Love” is an open book, with many pages full of content, but which still leaves the right space for some marginal notes.
Here is mind. There is heart. There is technique. There is sensitivity. All under the aegis of a moniker that still seems to have a lot to give us. What a spark!
Listen now to "Crazy Fool," the latest Single by Marq Electronica, available in streaming on all major digital platforms. You can find your favorite one via https://songwhip.com/marq-electronica
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