Hailing from Kingston, new talent David Marston released his debut EP Jamaicalia back in 2014 on Soul Clap Records, and this month we see his return to the label with an original four-tracker. Drawing on the melodies of his homeland, acoustic folk songs and the rhythms of jazz, David enlisted friends and collaborators to play on the Kindness of Bearer EP including Dan Izco, Brigitte Zozula, Aubrey Nolan, Beth Aggett and Jordan Rosenberg.
Sun (written by Anna Spackman) is an acoustic jam which inspired the recruitment of fellow Jamaican Simon Benjamin to direct the music video, painting a portrait of young urban life that premiered here in November. Next up London-based singer Beth Agget provides beautiful vocals on True, getting deep, jazzy and soulful for four mesmerizing minutes. Tracks like Giving Up On You and Sometimes It’s Hard give way to more introspective fare, inspired by tales of pain and sadness. Call it jazz, downtempo or house – it’s truly a deep and special set of tunes. Out now via Soul Clap Records and on the Crew Love members site.
Release Date: 1/4/16
Artist: David Marston
Label: Soul Clap Records