A very long time in the making, Let It Go is finally here.  It’ll be available on all the regular services within the week, but for you, you can get it on Bandcamp.

It’s the work I’m most proud of, and I hope you enjoy it.

Love to all.

Let It Go – 2020

I always loved “making of” featurettes… and now I get to share one!

I first heard Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – a record by Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots – while playing a video game called Fallout 3.  In F3, you are wandering the ruins of post-apocalyptic Washington DC and its’ suburbs.  But while you’re doing that, you can listen to the radio – to a guerilla radio station called Galaxy News Radio, which plays all this GREAT old music – which I’ve always had an affinity for. (You can listen to all the songs from the station here on youtube.)

So when it came time to make a video for it, I wanted to do something that was, at least in part, an homage to the game.  Hence the dilapidated room.

But how to go about that?  Well… this video will show you how I did it. (Well, at least how I made the room.)  Between that and the editing of the actual video, it was a tremendous amount of work.  But I’m incredibly proud of how it turned out.

Enjoy.

In the beginning of 2019, Lara Hope agreed to do a duet with me – a cover of an old Ella Fitzgerald/Ink Spots tune.  Rather than doing a note-for-note cover (what’s the point?), I decided to swap genders on the track – she was a trooper and took it on. Later on, Neil Alexander came to my place and gave me WAY better piano for it than my ham-handed parts.

So when it came time to make a video for it, I asked – and they both stepped up – along with Sam Newsome and Don Valentine, who did mime horns.

It was a LOT of work… but plenty of fun, and I’m glad to say that it was all done with social distancing.

With cameos by Lara Hope, Neil Alexander and Erik Lawrence, Let It Go is available for pre-release now at Bandcamp, and will formally release at the end of the month.

Enjoy.

The next album – Let It Go – is coming at the end of this month.

A labor of love, a couple of the tracks have waited a decade for release… they needed tender loving care, and the help of some extraordinary folks to make them complete.  Others are brand spanking new.  But all in all, I’m really proud of the work, and can’t wait to share it with you!

With cameos by Lara Hope, Neil Alexander and Erik Lawrence, Let It Go is available for pre-release now at Bandcamp, and will formally release at the end of the month.

 

 

 

In light of the difficult times artists are facing right now, the very kind folks at Bandcamp are suspending all their fees for sales – for 24 hours – from midnight to midnight (Pacific) today.

I have three albums up there, plus an album of remasters/extra cuts… PLUS I’ve set up a full discography price of 16 bucks for the lot! You can find it all here:

https://markmarshall.bandcamp.com/

Thanks, and much love to all.