Watch Me goes hard with a spacious rhythm & flow that fuses the quickness of clever hip-hop & the mellow movement of reggae. Refreshingly organic.
The ambiance is eclectic & interesting, the pace & brightness of the track’s rhythm drives its way into your consciousness from the first few moments.
You need to take these songs as your own for the full effect, to appreciate the creativity & expression. His writing really lifts him away from the crowd.
Far from a simple songwriting session where band members fill in the space around the lyrics, Barbott work as one – crafting music with passion & intent.
Takes full advantage of every second. Considers his audience, the fact that attention is fleeting & that to hold on to a new listener is no easy feat.
Explodes into life with weight & intensity, but that soon falls away to the more atmospheric & ambient layers, with deeply poetic, reflective lyricism.
Open & unapologetic lyricism, creative musical sculpting, and a personal truth that is likely to connect with those who’ve been through similar experiences.
The speed at which Marcus delivers these stories is immense. A creatively intelligent, deeply expressive artist – well worth paying attention to.
Full to the brim with heartfelt songwriting & seemingly effortless musicianship that is a pleasure to listen to. Well worth exploring.
The finish is superb, the performances are skillful & incredibly well connected. Ralph Buso’s leading voice presents the perfect fusion of melody & grit.
The heart of hip-hop is in the expression, the flow, the confidence and the character, and this is exactly what you see showcased on this release.
For what emerges as a gentle piano ballad, led by a stunning performance, supported by a simple string section – the song evolves into something mighty.