Well, when you declare yourself as fantastic in your artist name, you’ve got a hell of a lot to live up to. But it’s safe to say Fantastic Mr Marcel is alive and kicking with his latest single ‘Superman Cape’.
Fantastic Mr Marcel may verse about gravitational forces within the lyricism, but the irony is that gravity is exactly what is contained within his soundscape. Before the first verse in the acoustic rendition fades out you’ve built a strong connection to the folkish quintessence which hits you curtesy of the acoustic guitar and ethereally bewitching vocals. Seriously, there’s no preparing you for the depth and essence offered to you by Fantastic Mr Marcel’s vocals. Superman Cape had the same bruising feeling as Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car on, you know the feeling – the one where you choke back the tears as you’re overcome by the stark beauty contained within the lyrics.
You can check out the video to Superman Cape by heading over to YouTube now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast