Marble Empire is 21-year-old singer and producer Matt Berry from North London, who has just dropped a brand new single ‘5AM’. Berry, a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keys and drums) writes and produces all his own material, which he describes as a blend of, ‘gritty basslines, jazz harmony and guitar lines soaked in effects’.
His new single ‘5AM’ draws upon his personal experiences of going out to pubs, clubs and parties constantly during his last year at university and not having a great time. The lyrics describe just going along with things your friends want to do like staying up all night at parties even though you don’t want to, ‘ I think it’s so easy to just get dragged along with things, to the point of having a really bad time but just pretending because you’re with your friends. I’m not very good at saying no to things. I really love singing this song and it connects with me personally every time. ‘
Influenced by a range of artists including Ben Khan, Jungle, SG Lewis and Frank Ocean, tentative early single releases last year quickly gained him attention from BBC Introducing and his single TTSU saw Marble Empire being featured in BBC6 Music’s Top 30 for 2017 and on Spotify’s Fresh Finds.
You can catch Marble Empire live at the following dates
The Great Escape 2018 – Saturday – Beyond Retro 7pm