Marcus King today announces the release of ‘Rescue Me’, the latest preview track from his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. The track, premiered today with American Songwriter, blends swampy percussion, fuzzed out guitar and King’s smouldering vocal delivery, sharing his plea for salvation from the path of excess he was walking at the time of making the record.
Listen here: https://mk.lnk.to/rescueme
“‘Rescue Me’ cuts a little deeper than the rest for me.” Marcus states adding, “This song is a literal cry for help, one of the least metaphorical tracks on the record and a memory that’s difficult to relive each night but is important to remember. This is also one of the first times I collaborated with our good friend, the amazingly talented artist/ writer Andrew Gabbard."
Accompanying the song release, King released a moody live video, created at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio, it features acclaimed musicians including Chris St. Hilaire on drums and Nick Movshon on bass. Watch it here: https://mk.lnk.to/rescuemevideo
Marcus King, the 26-year-old Grammy nominated innovative songwriter and phenomenal performer, is soon to become rock royalty with the release of Young Blood, a timeless concoction of swaggering rock and supersonic soul, drawing on his most stadium- sized rock influences.
The album was produced by Dan Auerbach. It will be released August 26 on Rick Rubin’s American Records/Republic Records/Snakefarm. Pre-order available here: https://MK.lnk.to/youngblood
Despite the challenging personal circumstances, King has made his most accomplished work to date. One of his biggest fans, Dan Auerbach, exclaimed. “Music runs so deep in Marcus’ blood he might not even realise how born to do this he is. He’s the real deal.”
King and Auerbach set out to capture the classic power trio sound, which was pioneered in the late ’60s and ’70s, with a distinct sonic triad of bass, drums and guitar. The album was recorded at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville summer 2021, with acclaimed musicians including Chris St. Hilaire on drums and Nick Movshon on bass. Songs were written by King and Auerbach in collaboration with legends such as Desmond Child and Angelo Petraglia, noted for their work with bands from Aerosmith to Kings of Leon.
King has been an outlier from the very beginning. A fourth-generation musician from Greenville, SC, who learned guitar at age 3 from his blues rock musician father Marvin King. He navigated troublesome school years to quickly become known as one of the most promising young artists of our time. He followed his breakout success with The Marcus King Band, with his Auerbach produced 2020 solo album debut, El Dorado. It garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” and critical praise from NPR to Rolling Stone.
With unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show, King has sold out historic venues from The Beacon to The Filmore. He has opened for Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathaniel Rateliff and graced the bills of Stagecoach, Fuji Rock, Rock Werchter and more. He also recently launched his own signature Orange guitar amplifier, the MK Ultra, which sold out before it even hit the stores.
King will continue to tear up the rulebook with the release Young Blood, redefining the route to modern rock stardom with a timeless sound and a singular voice, equal parts grease and grit, set to soon establish him as one of the most soulful vocalists of his generation.
Marcus King is currently on a world tour with headline dates across the US, UK and Europe. For more information please visit: https://MK.lnk.to/tour
EU & UK TOUR DATES
JUN 17 FRI - Azkena Rock Festival 2022 - Gasteiz / Vitoria, Spain
JUN 23 THU - Fairview Park - Dublin, Ireland*
JUN 25 SAT - Alexandra Palace - London, United Kingdom*
JUN 26 SUN - The Globe - Cardiff, United Kingdom
JUN 28 TUE - O2 Apollo Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 29 WED - O2 Apollo Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 30 THU - Rock City - Nottingham, United Kingdom
JUL 3 SUN - Rockhal - Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
JUL 5 TUE - Oosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
JUL 6 WED - Cognac Blues Passions 2022 - Cognac, France
JUL 7 THU - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands
JUL 8 FRI - North Sea Jazz Festival 2022 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
*with Greta Van Fleet