This Is Not A Drill: Marcus King Is Teasing New Music

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Fletcher Moore

Is 2024 the year we get a new album from  Marcus King?

While I still have his 2022 album Young Blood on repeat, fans have been bucking for new music from the honky tonk blues star. With King teasing new music, 2024 looks like it will hold for some new twangers from him.

Last week, King teased a snippet of a new song, and it seems like it will be a heartbreaker. King noted in the caption:

“Real excited to share this one with y’all.”

And the lyrics hit hard with a heavy message.

“Destroy all my confidence again
Cut me down and let me feel ashamed
Our hell was paradise to me
Happiness makes me feel so weak.”

@marcusking Real excited to share this one with y’all #newmusic #studiolife ♬ original sound – Marcus King

Fans quickly filled up the comment section, begging King to drop the track, and while the full version of the song has yet to be released, we did get another teaser of the same track a few days later.

It appears the song is about a man wrestling with his failed toxic relationships and recognizing that he needs to look inward and prioritize taking care of himself before he can carry the emotional weight of a partner. But as he has these realizations, he is also unwilling to let his current relationship end and grapples for a second chance.

“The problems always me
Just taken years for me to see 
You didn’t call again last night
Maybe I’m just not worth the fight.

I swear to God you saved my life
I swear to God I won’t let you down twice.” 

After the second clip was teased, fans were wild for the track, and I am with the collective on this one. I needed this song released yesterday. The soulfulness that King carries throughout each one of his singles defines his honky tonk blues sound, and with flairs of rock ‘n roll, you know his music will make you want to stomp your foot along.

Marcus King, hear the people… give us this single.

@marcusking Swear to God, I won’t let you down twice #newmusic ♬ original sound – Marcus King

In the meantime, check out a few favorites off his last album.

“Blood On The Tracks”

“Hard Working Man”

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