Marc Valentine Announces New Album “Basement Sparks”, Shares New Song “Strange Weather”
British singer-songwriter Marc Valentine has announced that his sophomore album “Basement Sparks” will be released on March 22, 2024.
The album comprises a 11-track, produced by Dave Drape who also contributes guitar, bass, backing vocals and keyboards.
Marc Valentine said of the album, “I had so much fun making this record with Dave. We have good studio chemistry, such great vibes. We could probably make an album a month if we were permanently under the same roof - as long as I washed all the dishes!”
He continued, “This record happened pretty quickly. The songs came at me all at once – as if they were hanging in the cosmos, just waiting for me to harvest them.”
Also. the album is the first release under his new label Wicked Cool Records.
He said, “It's a dream come true to have this record released by Steven Van Zandt, and to be on his label with so many great artists. Sometimes the best things happen when you least expect it, and I like to think there are a few more pleasant surprises to come.”
- From the album, he released a new song “Strange Weather” on January 26, 2024.
The song is the second single off of the album, following the release of “Skeleton Key” last October.
It was written by Dave Draper, and Marc Valentine. Produced by Dave Draper.
The song is inspired by retro sci-fi film, the likes of “Critters”, “Gremlins” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth”.
“I've always been obsessed with UFOs,” Marc Valentine said of the song. “And for this song I drew inspiration from the American landscapes and colors of retro sci-fi movies like Critters, Gremlins and The Man Who Fell To Earth, small towns shaken by weird events. Having to look twice... is what you've seen real, or is your mind just playing tricks?”
- source : Apple Music