VAMPIRE Release Day!
My New Song and a Music Video Preview
Today is the day! You can now listen to my new song Vampire on every major streaming platform including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Tidal.
Give it a listen, share it, and add it to a playlist if you want. Search for Roqué Marcelo or visit any of the following links:
Other music sites where you can hear it include Anghami, MediaNet, Boomplay, Instagram/Facebook, Adaptr, Flo, iHeartRadio, Claro Música, iTunes, Joox, KKBox, Kuack Media, NetEase, Qobuz, Pandora, Saavn, Tencent, TikTok/TikTok Music/Resso/Luna, Yandex Music (beta).
Here are the credits for the song:
Music and Lyrics by Roqué Marcelo
Produced by Roqué Marcelo and Billy Kemp
Mixing Engineer: Billy Kemp
Vocals: Roqué Marcelo
Piano: Roqué Marcelo
Drums: Joe Allen
Bass: Billy Kemp
Acoustic Guitar: Billy Kemp
Strings and Horns Arranged by Roqué Marcelo
This song was intended to be a work of art—less of a pop song and more of a cinematic lament. It has a narrative arc focused on a character who is agonizing over his existence and deeply conflicted by the fatal choices he makes in order to survive.
The lyrics of the first verse set the events in motion, and everything progressively intensifies from there.
Vampire Verse 1:
Two hundred years of feasting
By death’s dark chamber door
My bit is a deep sting
Your blood is red and pure
Speaking of the events in motion. It is time to address the other half of this project.
The music video.
To whet your appetite for the final course of this feast, here are some stills:
Next Friday, January 19th, I unveil the visual treatment for Vampire. It wil be a dark, deeply troubled, and desperate affair.
I am extremely excited for the whole world to finally see this!
See you next week for the Vampire music video world premiere on YouTube VEVO, Apple Music, Tidal, and Spotify.
It will be a bountiful feast.
Last weekend, I visited a small bookstore in East Nashville called Novelette. Tucked deep inside a residential neighborhood, it occupies space in what appears to be a historic older building that was recently renovated. This business happens to be locally owned and operated by two women. They proudly curate a diverse selection of books to sell that, among many admirable attributes, is queer and trans-inclusive. The bookstore’s walls pop with vivid colors, and I love the dragon mural on one of its back walls. Visiting bookstores is one of my favorite activities (besides cuddling with cats, playing piano, and probably not sex), and this one packs a lot of charm and quality reading into its cozy spaces. I even found a graphic novel that had a queer Samoan character in it! That literally never happens anywhere. I bought that book, and I will return to this lovely establishment in the future.
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