If you are not familiar Markus Koenig, you’re missing something.
The guy is one of the most musically gifted artists in the game right now, from his singing to his songwriting to his incredible guitar skills… he’s the whole package.
Not to mention his studio music doesn’t do him justice and you have to go to one of his shows to experience the greatness and his persona live.
In August, King released his fifth studio album, Young blood, which perfectly reveals all aspects of King’s talent and I think it’s his best work yet.
The South Carolina native released his own funky version of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and a big band version of his own song “It’s Too Late,” all for the Spotify Singles program.
King shared his experience recording the songs at legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City a year ago:
“Recording music at Electric Lady Studios was like a religious experience for me and the band. We were greeted at the door by our dear friend and engineer William Garrett at the studio’s iconic entrance.
The downstairs neighbors complained about the guitar amps in the bathroom, it was a dream recording session! The songs have been carefully chosen by me and the group to represent everything we can do musically. We started the day by performing Young Blood’s opening track, It’s Too Late, this time with a horn section.
Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” has long been a cover that we’ve played on rare occasions. Given the lyrical content of the latest album and my mental state at the time, it seemed appropriate.
We wanted to give it a different twist, so we decided to incorporate Fela Kuti’s Zombie into our own version of Crazy. We hope you enjoy it! Thank you Electric Lady Studios and Spotify for the hospitality!”
Needless to say, King and his band did Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” justice by putting their own spin on it, and further demonstrated the band’s versatility with “It’s Too Late.”
You can listen HERE.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/10/19/marcus-king-releases-funky-cover-of-gnarls-barkleys-crazy/ Marcus King Releases Funky Cover Of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”