Marshall Vincent is a Berlin-based singer and producer from Chicago, creating alternative R&B that is a mix of orchestral, electronic, and soulful folk.
Songs that are a mix of heartfelt ballads, haunting basslines and dramatic strings, draw a strong line to the soul of Moses Sumney, and the folky-inspired songs of Kate Bush. He recently announced a new EP out October 15th via SA Recordings, with the next single Radio Silence being out now.
‘Radio Silence is a very dear song to my heart. The title, like most for me, is self-explanatory. It was written around the same moment as “If I Was Your Lover”, and captured a time where I was absolutely over being broken. Every moment had a bit of gloom. My initial version was aggressive, with heavy drums and sharp snaps… but it is one of these things where the piece didn’t work because I led with anger. I completely reapproached the production after this, also taking a note from “Starship” by Michael Henderson, one of my favorite love songs. I wanted to ask myself, “How am I dealing with this situation I can’t fix? Was it love or was it pride?” The song stays in this space for me.’
Employing this proactive approach to emotional growth, Marshall’s songs are concerned not only with the nuances of love and emotion, but also with deeper identity issues such as race and sexuality, harvesting a deep, radical sensitivity to find power in pain. Following a series of EPs that have garnered him critical praise – as well as landing him a support set for Kelsey Lu – In No Particular Order draws upon a multidisciplinary background spanning orchestral and theatrical training to explore the idea of ‘provocative healing’ – the use of pain, conflict, and emotional turmoil to create love, honesty, and intimacy.