This is ‘Come Alive’, the latest mixtape single from Marcus Alland, courtesy of Good Vibe Music & Swe Records.
A smooth reverb-laced guitar line sets the mood for this one, moving swiftly into tight bars and more silk instrumentals. Alland’s deep vocals have a special quality, equal parts stern and sensual, creating a truly distinctive tone.
‘Come Alive’ isn’t too heavy in terms of subject matter, but it does have an infectious nature. It’s an escape, without attempting to be anything it isn’t; like a light-hearted Gambino with a more relaxed tone.
In fact, at times Alland’s flow and lyrical cadence reminds me of a sonically-deeper Donald Glover, with more airy, less sombre bars that you can kick back to or dance to or generally get lost in pretty easily.