New Music Fridays are known for delivering some nail-biting jewels, but few are as ferocious as Xavier’s ‘Marooned Again.’
The song is a thought-provoking mash-up of everything fantastic about hip hop and dark music. It begins with vigour and does not let up, with excitement and charisma running throughout. Xavier deftly blends future electronic flavours with present and vintage tones. So much so that it generates a soundscape that you won’t be able to find anyplace else.
Xavier’s voice is unique, and he stands out with a fiery explosion. He has a unique vocal approach and a raw tone to his voice that helps him stand out in a crowded field. The backing arrangements also assist in strengthening his position in the industry, and his one-of-a-kind quality will continue to pay dividends for a long time.
There are some musical indications to other artists, but what makes it unique is that the other artists all come from different backgrounds, styles, and genres. Further, the mix has a Chris Cornell sound, but probe deeper, and you could notice a System Of A Down texture, which is unusual, right? Yes, but it works pretty well.
Poetic with his lyrics, Xavier thinks carefully about his narrative here, explaining the desire to get out of isolation. Is it a reference to modern times and the lockdowns many have been experiencing? Who knows, but Xavier’s message is potent and will relate to many who feel struck off.
You can take a listen to the new single here.