Photo Credit: Andrea Nakhla
Critically-acclaimed artist and Grammy-nominated engineer/producer Jonathan Wilson has delivered a new single, “Marzipan,” released today via BMG. In addition to the new song, the multi-instrumentalist also shared the official music video for the track, which was created entirely using artificial intelligence.
In a press release shared by Wilson, he offered, “With my new single ‘Marzipan,’ I wanted to break out of any and all comfort zones I may have lapsed into as a writer, narrator, producer, or player.” Through the process of pushing his boundaries, the artist opened up to a risky, experimental approach with his latest single.
“I wrote the string and horn arrangements for ‘Marzipan’ myself, and it was a pleasure to have these wonderful players put my melodies on this recording and into the gentle listener’s ears. I wanted a Walker Brothers’ ‘The Electrician’ string moment at some point in my life, that degree of beauty, and I think this gets me close,” he added.
The multi-instrumentalist concluded his statement, “The song chronicles some of my life autobiographically when I lived in NYC in the early 2000s in my 20s. The feeling of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at that moment. Countering that with a deep dive into Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, and my early fascination with the Harry Smith Anthology during those years, I was obsessed. And, of course, jazz, which changed my life forever.”
The official music video for Wilson’s newly cut “Marzipan” was created by artist Andrea Nakha using A.I. latent text-to-image diffusion model, ideal for illustrating the vivid, psychedelic, dreamlike journey the artist leads the listener on via his latest offering. Stream the new single here.
Watch the official music video for “Marzipan” below.
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