VIDEO PREMIERE: Oliver Marson – To the Nines

VIDEO PREMIERE: Oliver Marson - To the Nines

Following previous releases ‘Cocaine Romance’ and ‘Time for Love’, London-based Oliver Marson is set to release a new video for a euphoric slice of art-pop ‘To the Nines’.

With an idiosyncratic approach to creativity, Oliver navigates through a range of genres, deftly defying any preconceptions the listener may have. Balancing experimentalism within pop sensibilities, shiver-inducing vocals are intertwined with reverb-heavy guitars and retro synth tones.

Much like his sources of inspiration such as Bryan Ferry, David Bowie and Serge Gainsbourg, Marson has the ability to provoke, haunt and lift within the confines of one song.

The new track explores the argument used by misogynists and their belief that women who are assaulted are to blame because of their choice of clothing. Although the argument doesn’t hold up to its scrutiny, it is still somehow accepted by a substantial number of individuals. Oliver uses this idea as an exposition for toxic male thinking.

Provocative dress has somehow been used an excuse for sexual crimes and the song tackles this idea in a way that is tongue in cheek and a little bit ridiculous. Oliver tells us: “I wanted to write from the perspective of a bitter misogynist and ‘To the Nines’ is literally an exposition of toxic male thinking. ‘To the Nines’ being an old English expression, which means ‘to dress flamboyantly or buoyantly”.

‘The nature of the recording was very spontaneous; I came into a studio with just a couple of chords and a vague idea of what I wanted the song to be. In the end, it was very natural, and the song seemed to flow from one idea to another, which culminated in quite a flamboyant sound, mirroring the song’s title. The way I see it, what better way is there to tackle this subject than a bit of flamboyance.”

Check out ‘To the Nines’ – BELOW: 

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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