A brand new single release from Marlon Bianco brings with it a mysterious flow that's built from a combination of natural and digital instrumentation that touches on jazz, classic rock, and this cinematic backbone that it feeds off of which works swimmingly well.
"She Can't Leave Me Here" has such a great mix of color, character, and edge but it all has these elements of music created from decades past that help it push the envelope and create this atmosphere and aesthetic that gets you wrapped up in it.
You definitely get those classic vibes that scream of vintage smooth and psychedelic rock and it really does have this vastness to it because it's built with all these different textures that just melt into each other on a consistent basis.
You can hear those old-school influences just dripping from every note and I absolutely love how freeing this song actually feels because even though it has these almost haunting elements to it at times, the song is so open and is created with fewer boundaries than a lot of others.
I think this is a really important aspect because the song shows such a maturity in musicianship but at the same time, has an amazingly good time jamming.
There's elements about this that actually even feel like a live performance because of the way the instruments are performed.
Everything sounds like it's feeding off of each other's energies throughout the song and that's what gives it the sense of being alive and breathing which in turn, brings back that cinematic factor.
Although this track is lush with gorgeous instrumentation and a graceful delivery by all parts, the keys that are played throughout the track are such a major element of this soundscape.
There are multiple sonic textures delivered by keys and synths and these are the things that really make it explode with color while keeping that dynamic balance so it remains subtle and almost calming in a way.
This whole single comes through beautifully and really has a way of kind of taking you on a little bit of a musical journey to the point where it's almost a form of escapism because you forget where you are while you're listening to it.
I really love music that takes you to another place because it doesn't happen all that often anymore so to hear it here was very refreshing.
I also really enjoyed the way the vocals were mixed into the song because although vocals are important, a lot of times they're mixed much too high in a track but here the vocal is treated like every other instrument and is mixed in flush with the other performances.
This again speaks to the maturity of the songwriter and being a seasoned musician and creator.
With the release of such a wonderfully woven single we wanted to have a sit-down with Marlon Bianco to find out where this actually came from and what might be coming up next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with "She Can't Leave Me Here"! This track was super vast and came through with this cinematic groove! How did this release come about?
I started writing this song one day probably back in May 2023 after a friend of mine sent me a video with him playing an old riff I did when I was a teenager, which he always liked it, and because I could not play the keyboard at the time (and even now), I came up with these three chords that I always played in loop. So, because I always appreciated the sequence of these three chords, I decided that it was about time to make a song out of it, and that's where the song came about, the lyrics are about the end of a relationship.
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you as an artist?
Marlon Bianco and the Clones is a homemade project, like most of the people during lockdown i had enough free time to think about my future as a songwriter and what I wanted to do once it was all finished.
Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?
When I listen to new music or new bands that I appreciate I got inspired to make new music, I'm inspired also from things i have around me, people's behaviours, places I live in or I wish I was, my relationship sometimes, things i read, or simply inner desires i have in my mind.
Buzz Slayers: This single has some great approaches to it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
I'm a big jazz, blues and rock'n'roll fan, I love people like Thelonious Monk, Howling wolf, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Captain Beefheart, Joe meek, Chuck Berry and so on...the list is too long!
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
I'm a normal human being like the rest of us, I work, trying to make a living, I spend time with my lovely wife, I like to cook, boxing and I'm learning to go on rollerblades.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
At the moment I'm in to chill/beats mix various playlists, I'm in a chill mood lately.
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
I'm about to go on my first tour in October, we're going to Switzerland and Italy, thanks to Annibale Bookings (Florence).
Buzz Slayers: Do you record these at a big studio or do you have a home studio set-up?
For my latest releases I went to my mates and producers Monte at the The Adriatica Studio in London, which is a very small studio but cosy for the three of us, and there is anything I need to record my music there.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
More music of course...I'm planning another release in December before Christmas, and then I want to start working on my second album from January 2024.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Hope you like what I do, as it's me, myself...and I really hope more people will have the chance to listen to my stuff, and give me all the support I need to make me going forward with this project...If that's works I will release more music and show my face around often.