If Schulz history teaches us anything, itâs âdonât count on Markus to do the expectedâ! Whether itâs reinterpreting indie-folk with âFacedownâ, getting collaborative with hip-hopâs hall--fame on âSleepwalkersâ, taking Dakota (and everyone else) down the rabbit hole or writing the lyrics for his âWatch The Worldâ album, his next artistic gymnastic is rarely more than a script-flip away.
In fact itâs right here!Â The impulse behind âUpon My Shouldersâ came to Markus in a reflective moment shortly after his mainstage Tomorrowland set a year ago.Â The idea itself however proved to be more straightforward than the realization.Â That was until Markus & crew were in LA, front end this year and â serendipitously – âOne Minute Moreâ came on the radio. The voice – Markus was more than aware – belonged to Sebu, frontman for indietronica duo Capital Citiesâ.
If âUpon My Shouldersâ sounds in even the remotest bit familiar, well no major surprise. As far back as Mayâs 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 thatâs going to complete your summer is right here!