Reminiscent of those early 2000’s break up songs, albeit with a more dynamic beat, Marlow’s music concentrates entirely on expressing those feelings you’re not supposed to be talking about.
A fun mixture between Imagine Dragons and The Fray, they manage to make you feel the real heartbreak of the ending of a toxic relationship.
Their single, ‘Blame it’, depicts a relationship ending due to a lack of communication where those involved refuse to accept their involvement in creating the obstacles faced in the relationship, arriving at the point of asking their significant other to just ‘blame it on everything, but don’t you blame it on me’. A song about the end of a relationship that is more concentrated on having fun, not because of lack of love but for mutual incapability for real communication.
Joe, the lead guitarist of the band, reveals, “I guess you could say the track has a sort of feel-good melancholy and embraces a juxtaposition of emotions and feelings… We really enjoy instilling a sensation of nostalgia.”
While, at first, it might feel like one of those generic sad-man songs, the five-piece from Eastbourne, East Sussex, use synth lines and rugged vocals to create an end of summer/end of relationship feel. This makes it the perfect song to be screamed at the top of your lungs while driving with the top down after your partner tells you she is leaving you for someone else, but thinking you wouldn’t mind too much because of your inability to communicate your feelings.
Marlow started out under a different name and received frequent support from BBC Introducing and performed for their Live Lounge session in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. They also played on BBC Radio 6 and as support for Mallory Knox and Scouting For Girls.
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