MarcLo Serves Retro R&B Vibes On Silky Smooth Debut EP ‘Nostalgia’
MarcLo makes the leap from producer to artist look easy with debut EP, Nostalgia. The double threat, who crafted hits for Nick Jonas, Bebe Rexha and Zara Larsson (among others) as part of The Monsters & The Strangerz, takes us back to the age of Montell Jordan and All-4-One with a collection of retro party jams inspired by ’90s R&B. This isn’t simple mimicry, however. While the inspiration is vintage, MarcLo’s sound is very much of the here and now.
The highlight? It’s hard to single out one song because this is all killer no filler (even the interludes go hard), but “Swngn” is hard to beat with its “This Is How We Do It”-interpolating chorus. However, “Coogi Sweater Nostalgia” is the coolest bop ever recorded about ’90s fashion, while “Rock the B.O.A.T.” is an epic bedroom anthem that evokes Prince with its racy lyrics and metaphors. If ’90s R&B is your thing or you’re simply looking for a collection of bops, these songs are for you. Stream MarcLo’s EP in full below.