R&B is in an ascendancy right now and while we’re celebrating rising British talent like Ray BLK, Jorja Smith, Mabel and Sampha, there’s a budding star developing on the continent. Mar, a smooth sounding singer from the Netherlands, takes influence from Prince and Bjork on his new single Spaceship. It has a fabulously laid back mood enhanced by subtle guitar licks and handclap beats which break out midway, elevating the song towards a breathless finale. Premiered on radio by BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova and online with Notion magazine, it follows a glowing series of praise dished out for previous single Place which saw support from i-D, BBC 1Xtra, C-Heads and Clash. Both tracks feature on Mar’s third EP entitled Things Will Be, due for release on 23 November. Just like his music suggests, Mar is a sensitive artist, emotionally intelligent, progressive and ambitious and has perfected a sound that reaches into the very depths of your soul.
Label: Nigel M.V. van Ommeren, Headfirst Music, +31 646 149411
Publishing: Lijne Kreupeling, FAR, +31 651 808594
National Radio and Online: Roo Farndon, Rood Media, +44 (0)7973 366 301
Live: Nigel M.V. van Ommeren, Headfirst Music, +31 646 149411
Management: Nigel M.V. van Ommeren, Headfirst Music, +31 646 149411
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We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with some info and a link to one track to Ian Greaves and Kevin Marston.
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