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ENSE Music Releases “Dark Day” by Marlon Saunders

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Singer-songwriter and record producer Marlon Saunders has released a new song “Dark Day” on ENSE Music.

“Dark Day” is a virtual collaboration with music producer, classical/jazz pianist and all-around synth nerd, John Manni.

John said, “I feel like we actually did something to be proud of, we created something that will make a dent in the world for the better, something to help continued change and give hope at the same time. There were zero egos involved, just the great creator’s work working through us and I am thankful for every single second of this process.”

Also Marlon Saunders said, “The song speaks to the complexities we are facing in The United States of America with systemic racism and systemic racism. The idea of Jesus singing the blues, for me is a very powerful image, allowing the mind to imagine Jesus having a dark hue that is not European.”

“I tried to weave what we are seeing in our country today—the senseless killings of black bodies, hoping conversations could be shared with the idea of honoring life and all black lives. I pray one day we will hold space that is not entangled in hatred.” concluded Marlon

Marlon is a Berklee College Of Music Alumni and veteran in the music industry. He has worked with various artists such as Michael Jackson, Cynthia Erivo, Lauryn Hill, Javier Colon, Billy Joel, Sting, Bobby McFerrin, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Shawn Colvin, Nine Inch Nails, Jane Siberry, Shania Twain, Martha Wash, and Dance Theatre of Harlem and has toured and gathered singers and directed choirs for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, Logic, Mondo Cozmo and Andrea Bocelli.

Marlon has contributed to the video game scene as well, particularly games made by Sega. He is best known for doing vocals on both versions of Knuckles’ theme, “Unknown From M.E.” in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2. Marlon also performs on the soundtrack to the Burning Rangers game, singing one of the ending songs, “We are Burning Rangers” and has performed a Christmas a cappella version of “Dreams Dreams”, the theme from Night Into Dreams with a small vocal ensemble that can be heard during the ending credits of Christmas Nights as well as on its soundtrack.

Marlon also made a brief appearance in the film Enchanted as a calypso singer who sings “That’s How You Know” with Amy Adams and made a cameo appearance in Billboard Hit singer-songwriter Fawn’s song “Wait For The Sun Black Lives Matter”.

For more information about Marlon Saunders on spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6RMQTfl3OEj7UVVnwmSCEp

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/marlonsaunders/

Website:

www.Theseamlessvoice.com 

On YouTube

Kill My Coquette CD Review Features A Powerful Boom of Eagerness And Explosive Sounds

Photo courtesy of Natalie Denise Sperl

Kill My Coquette Lead Singer Natalie Denise Sperl

Upbeat Alternative band “Kill My Coquette” consists of four band members brings the rage of punk music alive.  The band member only needs are a few instruments to make each sound come alive and bring an outrageous beat for all rock/punk/ alternative music lovers to enjoy. Simple guitars played by Lead Guitarist, Dave Stucken and Mike Hejia on the tracks, provides the energy throughout each songs.

For instance, song “Sweet Baby Blooze”, starts off smooth and sexy, but in between lyrics performed by Vocalist / Guitarist, Natalie Denise Sperl, the guitarist enlightens the background of a rock and roll sound of the screeching guitar. You can have the softness and hardness that brings the song alive.

Drummer, Ty Dennis, slams on the drums for “3rd & Bonnie Brae”. For all who enjoy the sounds of drums on any set, you will be fascinated by the energy and charisma that he delivers to make the song sound energized.

Last song on the release is “Post Teenage Angst” is upbeat when the guitarist plays he starts off rough and fast with a mind blowing WOW!  Singer, Natalie slides in with a powerful boom of eagerness and screams to get her point across.

Who would figure a Hollywood artist such as Natalie Denise Sperl from Los Angeles, California starts a band after modeling and acting. Her dad’s music collection made her want to pick up a guitar and start a band.

Get your copy today and enjoy the raspy vocals of Natalie and the explosive sounds of the guitars and drums of each sound track version. Produced by Danny McGough, and label by “Kill Devil Hills Entertainment”.  Five tracks for your enjoyment.

Kill My Coquette includes the following tracks.

3rd & Bonnie Brae

Festival Boy

Sweet Baby Blooze

Close to Me

Post Teenage Angst

Current line up however is:

As date of this cd review, the current line up are:

Natalie Denise Sperl – Vocals/Guitar

Cody Jones –  Lead Guitar

Mike Evans – Bass

Kelly Hagerman – Drums

It is recommended for all rock and roll and punk music lovers.  You can find more information at www.killmycoquette.com. Also you can visit Natalie Denise Sperl IMDB at www.imdb.com/name/nm0912420

By Stella Gomez, Diversity News Magazine.

Stella Gomez is a photographer and event blogger. For more information visit her media site Disco Stella’s Photography at https://www.discostellaphotography.com