MARCAS MAC - NEW SINGLE - NOCHD
Marcas Mac, Gaeldom’s “King of Pop” (Rachel Kennedy, Rapal) returns with third single alongside Kerry-born Gary Keane of London-based collective Electric Pineapple
The new cut is slated for a 28th May release, with the video, a LUPUS&LEO production, to follow on 29th May
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The song is the third single to be released by Edinburgh-based Marcas, cementing the place of pop music within the ever-renewing Gaelic musical canon. Mòd Gold Medal-finalist, Marcas has once again contributed vocals, lyrics and melody, recorded locally in Edinburgh, with Keane working his magic remotely, as per ongoing Covid 19 guidelines. The new track brings the Gaelic Language firmly into the Gaelic mainstream and with it’s catchy hook and contemporary sound.
Marcas says: “Nochd picks up where Fichead ‘s a h-Ochd left off, this time articulating contemporary LGBTQ experience in Gaelic. This time the song focuses on body image, an issue which has massive importance to the queer community. The mainstream media, as well as the gay press, really do have impact on how we view ourselves and find others to be attractive, with their upholding of a number of physical ideals and aesthetics, which are rarely inclusive.”
Marcas continues: “The song is a prequel to Dumbbells, in that it describes that moment when a relationship goes wrong and the person being rejected looks inwardly, asking “what did I do?” “what’s wrong with me?”
Despite the poignancy of the lyrics, the video, reaches a positive conclusion with a cameo from Marcas’ partner in life and art, the artist and filmmaker Joshua Wilson, with whom Marcas is one half of the duo LUPUS&LEO.
With Wilson behind the camera, the video was shot at home on Marcas Huawei phone.
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Source Electric Pineapple
May 12, 2021 10:47am ET by Electric Pineapple