Marcus Alan Ward – “Little Sunshine”
via Clash Magazine
Marcus Alan Ward is a self-taught musician, someone who spent his formative years performing in as many bands as he could handle.
Playing funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and more, he later delved into ultra-obscure sounds when attending college.
Try as he might, however, Marcus couldn’t quite shift the love of a good pop song , and continually swings between these two poles.
Releasing material under the Freeze-Tag name, the performer then switched to his given name, Marcis Alan Ward: “It really draws distinction to the fact that I’m a one man composer and that it’s just me, it’s more honest.”
New cut ‘Little Sunshine’ is certainly honest. Future funk with shades of Prince or George Clinton, it’s an unashamedly joyous piece of music.