If Schulz history teaches us anything, it’s ‘don’t count on Markus to do the expected’! Whether it’s reinterpreting indie-folk with ‘Facedown’, getting collaborative with hip-hop’s hall–fame on ‘Sleepwalkers’, taking Dakota (and everyone else) down the rabbit hole or writing the lyrics for his ‘Watch The World’ album, his next artistic gymnastic is rarely more than a script-flip away.
In fact it’s right here! The impulse behind ‘Upon My Shoulders’ came to Markus in a reflective moment shortly after his mainstage Tomorrowland set a year ago. The idea itself however proved to be more straightforward than the realization. That was until Markus & crew were in LA, front end this year and – serendipitously – ‘One Minute More’ came on the radio. The voice – Markus was more than aware – belonged to Sebu, frontman for indietronica duo Capital Cities’.
If ‘Upon My Shoulders’ sounds in even the remotest bit familiar, well no major surprise. As far back as May’s EDC LV, Markus has been trialing versions and edits it at his open-air sets. The joy, the spirit, the feeling and those zero-cares moments have all been swept up and into its strummed guitars, bold drums, irresistibly throw-your-hands-up melody and feverishly infectious vocal. Exhilarating, ebullient, enriching – the song that’s going to complete your summer is right here!