Ed Sheeran had a certified smash on his hands with his catchy, dancehall-tinged single “Shape of You”. While countless covers have sought to replicate the original version’s sound, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter MarcLo transforms Sheeran’s hit into a soulful 90’s R&B odyssey.
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His “Shape of you (SWNGMIX)” opens with wave like synths, followed by his distinguishable honey dripped croon. Lo’s voice glides over a catchy, bouncy beat as all hints of Sheeran’s influence, except for his lyrics in the second verse, disappear.
While Lo has only a handful of tracks on streaming services, he is no stranger to the music game. As a part of the writing/production collective The Monsters and Strangerz, he has production credits for artists such as Chris Brown, Rihanna, Big Sean, Fifth Harmony, and more.
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MarcLo’s talent and work ethic is showcased on his song “SWNGN”, which he wrote, sung, and produced himself. “SWNGN” pays tribute to Montell Jordan’s classic “This is How We Do It”, while also injecting a modern feel and bounce. Lo is planning to release his debut EP Nostalgia, though no exact release date has been confirmed.