“The majority of our songs are specific to situations I’ve lived,” King explains. “I write as a form of therapy, to release my emotions into a musical expression. I want people to know they’re not the only ones going through that pain. Music is the true healer. And when we perform, we want the audience to leave feeling as tired and as emotionally freed as we do. It’s all about getting the stress of the day off your chest. It’s like therapy.”Marcus King
Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. From Greenville, South Carolina, 20-year old Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s second full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls “soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock,” the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts. Touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana, songs like “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That”, “Radio Soldier”, “Self-Hatred” and “Jealous Man” express that of an old soul beyond King’s gifted youth.