Marquee Mayfield's latest groove-laden single, “You Make Me So Very Happy”, is set to release across digital music services on 4/14/17. The track finds lead vocalist, Andrew Glass, wielding his mighty pen as a songwriter. “The name comes from Lou Rawl’s song of the same title. I wanted to invoke that feeling we all know of when you are in love with someone,” explains Glass. You can hear the Jamiroquai-esk influences of major7 and minor chords interwoven throughout the soul-funk-fusion, creating a backdrop for the impassioned lyrics.
The upbeat, fun attitude with which Marquee Mayfield conducts themselves is one reason their approach to pop-fusion, funk and soul music works. Reimagining the sounds of previous eras while in an evolving musical tapestry, they sound at ease with their arrangements but with an infectious mentality, capable of making the most docile listener want to get up and dance. That energy and passion reverberates throughout Marquee Mayfield’s forthcoming new album, Save The Night. The May 26th release, marks their debut full length album. It’s a penetrating fusion of pop, R&B, soul and funk given voice by each member of the 12 piece ensemble.
Paying homage to the greats that came before them, you can hear the influences of Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind and Fire, D’Angelo and Prince throughout the seven song collection while still bringing their own form of funk to the stage. Front man Andrew Glass says, “I love those big arrangements that stem from a time in R&B music in the early-mid 70s. Artists like Curtis Mayfield (from which the group takes part of their name), Leon Ware and Al Jarreau were big arrangers with luscious horns and large string arrangements, that’s been a heavy influence on me and you don’t hear as much of that in today’s pop music.”