Alt-soul pop artist Markus Mann has released his engaging and eclectic debut album Fake News. The album contains a collection of songs with some designed to get you blissfully moving on the dancefloor while others have you chilling back and reflecting on the fast-paced and cluttered world that surrounds us.
Markus Mann’s journey leading up to this release has been one of both change and discovery. Having been raised in both Trinidad and the United States, Markus Mann was exposed to a wide variety of music since birth. From the thumping rhythms of Soca, to the distorted guitars of grunge, Markus absorbed this eclectic range of sounds, creating for himself a rich library of musical influences he draws upon when creating his own songs.
These varied influences are apparent in Fake News, giving the album a unique edge that solidifies Mann’s signature genre-defying style. Tracks “On the Inside” and “Freak Today” infuse elements of soul, funk, and reggae into an alt-soul/pop vibe making them perfect to groove along to at any club or festival. The album takes more of an introspective turn with “For You” where you are left reflecting on your personal journey amidst an ever-changing world. The successes of this collection lie in Mann’s seamless ability to exude an emotional maturity in his tracks while keeping you fun-loving and carefree at the same time.
Markus is set to begin his Fake News tour around Europe this spring so catch him where you can and experience for yourself the artistry and passion behind Markus Mann’s craft.
What the Press Has Been Saying About Markus Mann:
“Markus Mann is keeping active in preparation for what is expected to be one of the biggest alternative rock albums of the year. “– L’Art Magazine
“Drawing from this eclectic collection of styles, Markus’ sound is uniquely different and infectiously good.” – Huffington Post
“Currently located in Amsterdam and having been raised in both Trinidad and the United States, Markus’s sound is as unique as his journey has been thus far.” – The Music Ninja
“If ‘On The Inside’ is any indication of the type of quality Mann has put into his new album, then fans of indie music all over should be brimming with excitement.” – Vents Magazine
“Fusing the genres of reggae, neo-soul, and funk, Markus Mann’s sound is as original as it is powerful.” – Nuevo Culture