photo credit: Abigail Briley Bean
Marion Belle just premiered his debut solo single, “Soundcheck,” via buzzbands. Check out the premiere of the single that was co-written/produced by Bram Inscore (Beck / Troye Sivan) here.
Regarding the song, Belle stated: “The song refers to specific encounters I experienced during the Weyes Blood tour but also to moments I’ve experienced over the years as a performer where music has brought me into confrontation with my past. Bram was a producer I’ve known about for a long time and then was connected to through Terrible Records. At his studio in Highland Park we bonded immediately and wrote the song in a day over an acoustic guitar riff. It’s the first of much more from Marion Belle to come.”
Since 2013, Marion Belle has been a cult crooner whose new wave anthems are known for their blend of lushness and swagger. Through dream pop outfit Fatal Jamz he has fashioned a sound at once as heavenly and as thugged out as the LA streets he can’t escape. He was asked to open Sky Ferreira’s “Night Time, My Time” Tour across the US when Smith Westerns lead singer Cullen Omori heard the underground single “Rookie.” After the 2016 release of Coverboy, an LP I-d called “a glam-rock Romeo & Juliet,” Belle starred in the video for Weyes Blood’s lead single “7 Words,” which was followed by a tour. A frequent collaborator, Belle has produced 2 tracks with Sean Bowie of Yves Tumor, and most recently released a 5 song ep in conjunction with the late Test Icicles founder Sam Mehran, which Pitchfork premiered last year.
With “Soundcheck,” a song co-written and produced by Bram Inscore (Troye Sivan, Beck), Belle marks his solo debut.