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MARKK
Dirty Mouth

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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.

Download the single here. Find & follow MARKK on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Visit his Website for more information.

Rebecca CullenMusician & writer with an MA in Songwriting.


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