Artist and songwriter MARKK presents audiences with his stylish and smooth, RnB-fusion single Dirty Mouth. The song emerges as something with a classically satisfying melody, though this is paired with a distinctly interesting and slightly indie-rock or even hip-hop inspired musical backdrop, creating a brand new sound for fans of alternative pop to embrace.
The detail that comes through in the ambiance is increasingly colourful and forever impressive. From the offset a simple guitar riff captures the imagination, setting a mellow groove upon which the following song can shine brightly. As things progress, the instrumentation explodes into something much heavier, with a much higher overall level of energy. The whole thing builds and builds in a cool and captivating way, so the final few moments hit with absolute impact as you’ve anticipated the rising intensity – everything is familiar by now, so these cascading riffs and melodies all collide and collaborate in a powerful way.
As an artist, MARKK offers up a notably characterful voice and performance style. This sort of RnB-influenced melody is not often presented by what appears as a fairly indie-rock-like leading voice – there’s a lot of grit and passion to the sound. It’s refreshing to hear these two worlds connecting, and it really helps the song evolve throughout into something of an electronic-rock explosion of energy and rhythm.
Structurally the song has been crafted quite flawlessly, the intro draws you in gently, the leading voice welcomes you to the story-line, the subject matter is fairly laid back so nothing too heavy introduces you to the creativity. As stated, things build and build throughout, leading confidently up towards a huge final section. The song’s hook is immediately effective, though more so later on once you’ve heard it a couple of times. The opening word of the hook, the melody here, the vocal passion, really sinks in for the long term.
In addition to this, there’s a five-track EP on the way from MARKK – this is in fact just a taster of what’s to come. There’s plenty of room in the world of pop for this kind of meeting of genres, this kind of individuality. Well worth looking out for.