TAKEN FROM DEBUT ALBUM OF THE SAME NAME
OUT ON 8th OCTOBER 2021
Rising alt-pop artist Marineris releases his feel-good new single ‘My Band Could Be Your Home’, out today on all streaming platforms. This single is the final glimpse into his upcoming album of the same name, set for release on 8th October.
WATCH THE ‘ROAD VIDEO’ HERE
Behind the name ‘Marineris’ is Alex, a 23-year-old singer, songwriter and producer obsessed with creating his musical world from scratch, from writing the songs, to production to creating his music videos. Describing the album as a ‘series’, Marineris explores different themes of gen-z culture across each track or ‘episode’. Having released gorgeous visuals for his previous singles ‘Another Song About You’, ‘Petrified’ and ‘Prick’, his new track explores the notion that music can be life-changing, or at times life-saving for young people around the world. In your lowest times, music is there for you.
Marineris says, “My Band Could Be Your Home” is a song of faith in yourself. There is no safer place in the whole world but the place you can call your home. I want my music to give you the feeling of home, even if you don’t feel like you have one because of the judgement or lack of acceptance you can be experiencing.
Humans are fragile beings, vulnerable to the opinions of other people around them, starting to doubt themselves and hide with every hurt they encounter. But when we feel we’re safe somewhere, when no one is judging, but accepting us for who we really are – that’s when we can become the best versions of ourselves. Here, no one is judging you. This “band” could be your home.
At the time when this song appeared, I was literally in love with Cher’s “Believe”, so I was dreaming about Marineris once having a song with a similar emotional feel which makes you dance and cry at the same time. The vocals in “My Band Could Be Your Home” are autotuned to give the same aesthetic feeling as “Believe”. It also feels like this song could play right after David Bowie’s “Heroes” in the movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” where the protagonist is jumping out of the car’s roof in the middle of a tunnel, being surrounded by his closest people at the same time.”
Having grown up in a rural town in Ukraine, Marineris cites The 1975 and Mura Masa as his biggest musical influences. The new album encompasses a melomaniac variety of styles: from 00s indie rock anthems to electrifying trap-pop ballads; from Henry Rollins-inspired punk banger to 80s catchy synth-pop tunes.
Just like you insta-feed, the album reflects a teenager’s state of mind, trying to realise itself when the contemporary world constantly tells him how to feel, look, love; what to think, eat and choose. The album does not offer a clear-cut solution, but gives hope that one can cope with these pressures, as we all live under the roof of the same chaotic house of the 21-st century.