Marques Toliver has announced the release of his debut album, ‘Land Of CanAan', for May 13th via Bella Union.
Following the joyous folk-soul of his ‘Butterflies Are Not Free’ EP (2011) and ‘Magic Look’ single in 2012, Florida-native and multi-instrumentalist Toliver has had an illuminating journey towards his long-awaited debut.
Having been discovered busking on the streets of Brooklyn by TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, he moved to the UK and was soon blogged by Adele as her “new favourite artist.” This led to a publishing deal with Universal and a powerful live performance on Late With Jools Holland.
Toliver’s debut album (named after a quote in slave trade abolitionist Fredrick Douglass’s book, ‘My Bondage My Freedom’) will showcase his chamber-pop take on soul music, riveting vocals and extraordinary violin talents.
Watch the video of Toliver and his band, The Sometimes, performing a sweeping version of album highlight ‘Control’.
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'Land Of CanAan' is set to be released on May 13th.
Words by James Evans