Soaring with sultry croons and slick production, Marian Hill have returned with a stellar new studio album, why can’t we just pretend? The band will also be touring this July in support of their new album with a Los Angeles concert date at the Teragram Ballroom!
Exhausted and jaded by the loneliness of the pandemic, Marian Hill’s album almost didn’t happen. The duo- comprised of producer Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol, were, for the first time in eight years, not only apart from one another, but also apart from their adoring fans in whom they find connection with most. Despite being battered down by a roller coaster of a pandemic, the duo pulled themselves together and decided to finish their album.
Marian HIll’s 11-track album is a delightful treat for the senses. Upon listening to the album’s opener “remember me,” listeners are wrapped in a warm embrace that are Gongol’s delicate vocals, but it isn’t too long before the percussion trickles in reminding us of the magic that is Marian Hill, when beats meet soulful vox making for an insatiable listen that never seems to cease.
Whether maxin’ out to the sexy grooves of “OMG”— a track that will undoubtedly have you snappin’ those fingers with a boss strut, or cruising along the BLVD with the bass turned up to the infectious “oOo that’s my type” featuring Yung Baby Tate — Marian Hill’s new album why can’t we just pretend? is quite the sexy release drenched in velvety vocals and slick beat after beat.
The album features the vocal talents of the aforementioned Yung Baby Tate, as well Tennyson, Kemba and Steve Davit. With each track offering a new smooth groove and another story to tell, Marian Hill’s new album is an endlessly pleasurable listen. Press play on it below.
Marian Hill head out on tour this July with a Los Angeles date scheduled for July 16 at Teragram Ballroom. Additional tour dates include Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco and more. Keep up with all things Marian Hill via the duo’s website, Instagram and Twitter.