You’re Not Alone by Marcus Valance: Review
British artist Marcus Valance channels a powerful indie-folk melody in his track “You’re Not Alone.” The tune has a gripping ethos attached to it. Marcus volunteered to aid those who are in dire need of support, and it focuses on a refugee expedition from the shores of Turkey to the Greek island of Kos. That’s quite a heartwarming tale if you ask me, and it is portrayed through a hopeful voice and passionate rhythm segments.
“You’re Not Alone” begins with a soft ukulele piece and a faded organ accompanying it. Eventually, the whole ensemble enters with deep basslines and solid percussions. A subtle piano piece covers the track and gives a safe space for the artist’s breathy vocals to take shelter. Their voice is immensely pleasant and quite poetic as well Everything from the instrumentals to the singing passages embodies a flow, and nothing truly feels out of place. It’s almost like a group of friends continuously vibing with each passing conversation. Similarly, Marcus’ ode communicates to each listener through a stunning crescendo, and it makes hearing his tale all the more worthwhile.
The magic of the indie-folk genre has been trending more and more for the past decade or so. And in my opinion, that is quite an admirable feat to exist in the music biz. Primarily because musicians like Marcus Valance exhibit a delightful aura, where his song “You’re Not Alone” never leaves your side.
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Photo credits: Marcus Valance
Review by: Damien Reid