Finally, the day has come that Marcus King released Young Blood with Easy Eye Sound.
Holy hell, to say I am in love with this album is a mild understatement.
The album tells a story of how he struggled with addiction and depression. Through each song, his carefully curated lyrics give the listener hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel despite the dark place you can find yourself in.
Once the album was finished, King shared a few thoughts on what he wanted to convey.
“I needed to bare my soul, I needed this record to be a mirror into what was going on inside me, the inner torment of being alone for the first time in so long, the come down from the substances and the company I kept to keep me from feeling so lonel.
‘Young Blood’ is a closing door to the chapter behind me. I used to be comfortable with the idea of burning out quickly, I was in a rush to say all that was on my heart before it was too late.
Now that I’ve found love in life and love in myself I’m learning to more slowly unpack past trauma, Learn from it, write about it and move forward.”
In a much better place in life than when the album was recorded, King is engaged, has been roaming around Italy with his fiancée, and is about to embark on a major tour in September.