Q Marsden is Not Alone: Floridian R&B artist Q Marsden, son of renowned dancehall musician Steven Marsden, has released new single and video “Not Alone.”
According to the press release, “Shortly after announcing the release date of his debut album, Soul,PRESENT, Q is back with the visual for “NOT ALONE“. In the Hannah Bon directed music video, Q stars as various iterations of himself – all embodying different pieces of himself to form one. The new song and it’s accompanying video displays Q’s love for experimentation with different art forms and genres… Soul,PRESENT is a culmination of his growth and evolution as an artist over time.”
The song is a pop-soul banger that beautifully balances on the line between tradition and contemporary R&B. The video, meanwhile, has mad Janet Jackson vibes as he dances up to the camera. Elsewhere, he’s somehow become part of an old sofa. It’s a thing of beauty — check it out below.
Q Marsden is Not Alone: Q Marsden’s “Not Alone” is out now.
“Q was five years old when he started recording music. Raised by musician parents, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Pembroke Pines, Florida fondly remembers laying his first tracks down in studios his father brought him to in Jamaica. Despite his early foundations in music, Q was never taught how to play the piano, guitar, and drums that grace his stirring, melodic songs. “I would listen to it and try to play it piece by piece,” Q explains about teaching himself to play the keys by ear and using classic Mozart as a guide. Soon enough he was programming beats into his mother’s Triton keyboard. When he heard Drake’s 2013 album Nothing Was The Same, Q was inspired to make production his focus, and even sold a guitar he had bought in order to get the computer equipment he needed to strengthen his sound.
“My music now has no resemblance to Forest Green or even Thoughts,” Q says about the evolution of his sound and new, collaborative music on the horizon. He’s in a different place now, and so naturally, the music is different.”
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