Producer/songwriter Jeremy Lloyd explained: “‘Was It Not’ is a song we’ve wanted to make for a long time. It pulls deeply from the jazz influences we started from – it sounds like a dark, smokey club and the vocal slices through that texture like butter. It’s about considering a relationship from long ago – remembering how we were so in love, and that person was everything to us, only now when we think about that one time…was that moment them? Or are we mixing it up with another fragment from our past? It’s about feeling a yearning for what once was, but only for a second, because you remember why you left it in the past, and who you are now. It lives in a strange emotional in-between and we love it. A lot.”
Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol together are Marian Hill.
Marian Hill’s one of a kind sound is present throughout — blues harmonies blend with sparse hip hop drums, horns blast under classic vocal melodies, and soloistic vocal chops sit side by side with clear, intimate lyrics. You’ve never heard this before, yet it’s surprisingly familiar.
The title single is off of the LP, which is out now.
It’s a dream of dreams, you’d not want to forget, nor brush off with unambiguous depth of perception. Let the jazzy vibes of ‘Was It Not’ gain your trust.
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no one knows is the most personal marian hill song we’ve ever made. it made me cry when we were writing it, which is the first time that’s ever happened. I’ll explain more soon, but for now, I’m so glad it’s finally out in the world and I hope it gives you a safe place to be in your feelings. Sending you all so much love in these trying times – jeremy