New Artist to Watch: Marian Hill!

New Artist to Watch: Marian Hill!

When you look at indie and rock music platforms and faces of today, you see a lot of acts female acts and acts headed by females.

Such acts are Lorde, Halsey, BANKS, Florence Welch of indie rock band Florence + the Machine, Sydney Sierota of Echosmith, Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES, Elle King, and more who I should not be forgetting! There is also Tove Lo, who gained poularity through indie music platforms, then proceeded into mainstream radio, with alternative pop songs like “Habits (Stay High)” and “Talking Body.”

Adding one more very unique face to this excellent selection of remarkable artists is new duo Marian Hill, who features Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd, who work in collaboration with jazz artist Steve Davit.

Marian Hill offers a new sound. By new I mean multi-faceted and inimitable to other artists. Their sound may even be reminiscent and nostalgic of older jazz.

Their sound can be described as electronic alternative jazz that sometimes, at least to me, sounds like dejected-sounding, sultry, subtle alternative R&B. This artist’s song, “One Time”, is their first single and made it up to as high as 38 on the Alternative song charts.

The duo’s song, One Time, was featured heavily on U.S. radio stations, like the alternative radio stations in 2015, and was one of the most popular songs and hit songs on these stations. “One Time” is an energetic and airless track of many facets. Featuring saxophones and resonating sounds of jazz, it still resonates in my playlist.

Another must-listen song of theirs is “Lips.” I actually found it through Spotify and fell in love with its uniqueness. The song has its own distinctive sound and is really a fun song. There is more I could say about the track, but I will leave it up to the track to do the rest of the talking. Go and venture into Marian Hill today!

About Umar Siddiqui

Hi, I am Umar Siddiqui. I am currently a student at the University of California, Riverside majoring in Media and Cultural Studies. My areas of interest in studies are mainly communications, journalism, media, and cultural/ social issues. My hobbies are anything Disney, music, creative writing, fashion, friends, social activism, etc. I am a very sociable person who is outgoing and opinionated; making my opinions known is important to me. I recently completed a fashion journalism short course online at the University of the Arts London's London College of Fashion. I am anticipating to graduate with my Bachelor's of Arts degree spring of 2017.

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