World Premiere

World Premiere: “Skeleton Key” by Marlon Chaplin

A few months ago on we featured Marlon Chaplin’s song In Stars as a Song of the Day, and we are very pleased to have the world premiere for his latest video Skeleton Key on the site too!

Directed and shot by Justin Friesen, the video for “Skeleton Key” was filmed in Brooklyn, NYC on a day off in between 2015 CMJ showcases. Compelling black and white footage of Marlon wandering alone through the streets of New York City on an autumn day beautifully underscores the emotionally rich themes of the song.

‘Wanderer By Trade’ is Marlon Chaplin’s debut EP. It explores themes of disconnect, the inner turmoil of being your own worst enemy when it comes to matters of the heart and the dichotomy of reconciling two human desires often at odds with one another; autonomy and connection.

While genre-defying, the EP incorporates several elements. Elevated with the warmth and depth of the fiddle – which introduces a slight country bent – contrasting textures unfold including the saw, psychedelic electric guitars and ethereal female backing vocals.

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