Leon Markcus’ newest single ‘Hot City’ ditches his pop/rock music beginnings to explore his affinity with the electropop genre. The single is dusted with samples from, handheld games, 8-bit instruments, and quirky cartoon sound effects. ‘Hot City’ is a silly summer anthem that aims to mock stereotypical popular cultural phenomenon with its lyrics, placing emphasis on how people are mindless super soldiers, attention seekers and money grabbers.
No exceptions, with Markcus ending the song with the line “This song, yes it’s for the people so please buy my track on the iStore”. The single features French international musician Bilal Hassani, most notable for his hit, ‘House Down’ and for appearing on the 2015 Edition of The Voice Kids (France).
In order for Markcus to fully explore and tackle the hard-hitting themes on the upcoming single and extended play, he would be introducing Elizabeth Ann Ugliee (Annie Ugliee) a character developed by Markcus to specifically narrate the songs through her own experiences on the visual aspects of the upcoming single and the extended play.
Leon Markcus' promotional single 'Hot City ft. Bilal Hassani' is available from today on iTunes Music, Spotify, Youtube and other streaming platforms, as well as being added to our 24/7 radio stream which you can hear by downloading our free APP or listening via asianpopradio.com
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To celebrate, lets take a trip down memory lane with our first two podcast interviews with Leon Markcus from 2017, followed by the MV for his hugely popular track ALIVE.