Photographer, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Marcus Valance is a man of many talents. Not only can he compose beautiful melodies, but he also has a heart of gold working with some of the most poverty-stricken individuals in the world. As a humanitarian, Valance produces documentaries as evidence of the horrific circumstances in which refugees find themselves. The track ‘The Fight’ is inspired by these situations.
Influenced by iconic acts like Johnny Cash, Simon and Garfunkel, Fleet Foxes and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Marcus Valance adopts an alt-rock sound with some folk undertones. His throaty vocals combined with clever instrumentation create a sombre mood suited to the track’s concept. A poignant single, ‘The Fight’ is both motivating and despairing. He wants you to fight for a world we should have, but the realisation that we’ve reached a point of almost no return is upsetting. I don’t know much about Marcus Valance, but I know he’ll be on my radar from now on.
“This song is indicative of the now and reflecting the changing times we live in. The fight against oppression, the fight for equality and the decline of hate in the world.” – Marcus Valance on ‘The Fight’