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Artist Close-Up: Marian Hill Is Like A Treasure Chest of Jazz-Pop Goodies

Marian Hill, composed of Samantha Gogol and Jeremy Lloyd, have released the video for their newest single “I Want You”, and let me tell you, that after seeing the contagious choreography it contains Ian Eastwood, you will only want more of this jazz-pop duo. They bring the heart and sophistication of jazz to blend it with the high-spiritedness of pop. The sweet mixture distinguishes the duo from the current roster of mainstream artists. 

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Vocalist Samantha Gogol has a cool voice with a twinge of seduction. She sings “I Want You” with an unforced, sweltering flare that makes you want to allow the warmth  of her voice to captivate you. Such a voice is perfect for this song’s Chicago- The Musical stylings, as seen in the video above. Lyrically, the song is a blend of simple words woven together to create the heavy, emotional weight a desire can build when you are passionate for another. Hence, Gogol’s voice is perfect to ooze the anguish and exciting lust you feel when you “want” a new love. Music producer Jeremy Lloyd has managed to modernize the “All That Jazz” feels to make it open and fresh for new listeners that can learn how to appreciate the jazz world.
Jazz is a heartfelt genre, whose rawness, is not always easy to mix with other music genres. Yet, Marian Hill have managed to find its interconnection and romantic coupling with pop. They give you the vulnerability of jazz and the playfulness of pop to create a sound that can turn any listener into a happier spirit. This capacity to modernize old-world music with present day youth is what has led them to become musical “tastemakers”, which explains why this “filmed in one shot” video bounces with evocative fun and chemistry. This duo knows how to make their work feel fresh to the ears and eyes of audiences, and endearing enough to be followed, i.e. you will definitely try to learn the dance moves for “I Want You” Thus, head out to see their headlining tour, which continues to “jazzify”  the world, and contains music from their hit album Act One

Fall Headline Tour:
Oct 14              Philadelphia, PA                       Union Transfer
Nov 2               Paris, France                           La Maroquinerie
Nov 3               London, UK                             The Lexington
Nov 5               Berlin, Germany                       Kantine am Berghain
Nov 7               Amsterdam, Netherlands          Bitterzoet
Nov 19-20        Mexico City, Mexico                 Festival Corona
Nov 29-31        Lake Tahoe, CA                       Snowglobe Festival

For More Information On Marian Hill, To Buy Their Record Act One, Or To Check Out Their Tour  Click Here.