When Marcelandrie recently dropped a video recently for his Fix Gon’ Be single, I was immediately intrigued. R&B in Austin is not new by any means, but it was nice to hear someone who was a true singer/songwriter/instrumentalist in the genre with roots in my city. Now, Fix Gon’ Be has hit the digital airwaves as a project, and the rest is equally impressive. Marcelandrie has a back catalog that I will definitely dig deeper into, but Fix Gon’ Be is a good introduction and a wonderful starting point for this journey.
There is something to be said for the power of simplicity. Some of the most memorable music videos of late were simple concept, high execution. I would dare to say that Marcelandrie‘s newest offering, Fix Gon’ Be, falls under those parameters. Director Maurice Barrett took the familiar concept of the mysterious woman, found a beautiful location, and captured a strong series of shots that he rhythmically loops into a hypnotic counterpart for the grounded, gritty soul that Marcelandrie provides. I really enjoyed this, and am looking forward to seeing what comes next… with word of Adrian Quesada being involved in the album’s production, I know it’s going to be good. Once I hear about it, I will certainly notify the masses.