marigolden’s newest single Just Like Smoke (released March 19) showcases the Melbourne-based musician’s unique brand of neo-soul, alt-RnB and folk-roots through her earthy tones, laid-back style and smooth, free-flowing energy.
To accompany her sophomore single, marigolden has released a simple yet compelling music video for Just Like Smoke that highlights the track’s powerful sentiment of self-belief through minimalistic frames and relatable content – watch here.
A compilation of creative eye-level shots, the video provides a level of intimacy to the viewer, positioning them as a fly-on-the-wall witnessing an ordinary day in the life of marigolden (Mel O’Neill).
Innovatively framed imagery of O’Neill performing mundane tasks brings an enthralling relatability and realism to the music video as she slowly goes about her day, demonstrating the importance of moving at your own pace.
Written about embracing impermanence and investing in yourself, Just Like Smoke sees marigolden find a powerful inner strength, depicted in the video through O’Neill making time to enjoy the little things; from sleeping in to spending time with family and friends.
Throughout the video, the audience is brought back to intermittent shots of a burning chair, symbolising the song’s important message of independence and not allowing others to dictate your life, emphasised with marigolden’s colourful lyricism: “I’m not working for a seat / I’m building my own table.”
So let marigolden and her smooth, jazzy vocals take you on a journey of self-acceptance as she invites you into her life for the new Just Like Smoke music video, out March 30.
“Taking the sweet back seat while marigolden steps into the spotlight with ease on this one. Really enjoyed the way you step into your attitude and the subtlety in your nature.” (Claire Mooney, Triple J)
“I loooove how you play around with those lyrics and semi rap ’em in a jazzy kinda way?! I can hear every emotion so clear through this, it’s so cool” (Pip Rasmussen, Triple J)
“Coming back for a generous second scoop of this track from Marigolden. Just the right sort of song for a reflective afternoon inside.” (Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J)
“The neo-soul singer exudes passion and flair through her music expression.” (Fine Tune Magazine)
“Drawing on jazz and folk influences, she specialises in confident reflections with passionate, freewheeling urgency.” (Broaderlines)
“Mel’s voice gently cuts through the fluid instrumentation, dripping with exasperation.” (Trouble Juice)
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