Turning down almost an entirely different road from the last single, Marcos The Arrow picks up the pace and crafts a whole new mood with The Primal Scream.
Our introduction to the artist was the breathy and ambient Lonely Days, Strange Days – a personal favourite from the season, and a memorable reason to stop everything when a new release emerged.
That new release comes in the form of The Primal Scream – where the voice still stands tall and recognisable, the writing still intrigues and provokes thought, but everything else marches to the beat of a different drum.
Leading with stylish bass and low hums with a clap for a rhythm underneath, the song is immediately cinematic in its anthem-like call out of ‘brothers and sisters’. Following this, the voice offers a blues-rock rise and fall, short lines and simplicity that’s easy to get into.
Then things explode into the hook, a drawn-out vocal scream – precisely what the song’s title promises – which is brilliantly satisfying and furthers the depth and mood and intriguing tone of the whole track.
Emerging complete with a set of visuals depicting the singer intermittently with a captivating dance routine from Radha Anjali and Valentina Azarshin, The Primal Scream blends electronic rock sentiments with powerful writing and a genuine dedication to the moment.
Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating artists of the year, Marcos The Arrow refuses to be pigeonholed, and as a result – this release impresses in a whole new way.