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Music / April 14, 2021

Marcus is celebrating the places closest to him in ‘Redemption’

Photo credit: Scott Dagg
Music / April 14, 2021

Marcus is celebrating the places closest to him in ‘Redemption’

Words: Dylan Murphy

The sophomore single from Marcus sees the Dublin artist explore the contours of his evolving sound.

Marcus is another in a long line of artist emanating from the capital uninhibited by traditional ideas of genre or sound. Today, he’s shared ‘Redemption’, a pensive effort that sees the young singer’s vocals wash over a beautifully textured instrumental.

Redemption’ follows the release of his debut single ‘Obey’ which stuck the landing, recieving widespread acclaim in 2020. Growing up on a diet of Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and David Bowie before falling in love with hip hop, the eclectic range of influences have seeped into his continually evolving sound.

Speaking about the new track, he said, “I wrote Redemption in April last year. We were in the middle of the first lockdown and I recorded the track (for the most part) remotely with Alex Borwick, bouncing files between us. The vocals in the first verse were recorded on a budget mic in my room, using the wardrobe as a vocal booth. A few weeks beforehand I had been to visit my Mum in Istanbul with my brother. It was a really nice trip and we managed to do it just before Covid really forced the world to a stand still. I had originally written a song called Istanbul, but after a couple of rewrites it became Redemption- a song about family, friends and the places we come from.”

Listen to ‘Redemption’ by Marcus below:

Elsewhere on District: KNEECAP were nominated as honorary patrons of Trinity’s University Philosophical Society.