It’s no lie that the indie-rock market is over saturated–there are so many bands that it can be daunting trying to find distinct talent. Luckily, we were able to find Mk.gee within the mix. Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer Mk.gee has mastered the art of transporting his listener to a different time and state of mind. Repurposing a vintage sound, Mk.gee has delivered nothing but contagious and exceptional music. He does not disappoint with his third single, “Roll With The Punches.”
His name may sound unfamiliar to you today, but Mk.gee is steadily making moves in the world of indie rock. Michael Gordon, the musician behind Mk.gee, gains his inspiration from artists like Steve Lacy, Toro y Moi, and Madlib. Gordon is often compared to Mac Demarco, but with just enough influence from funk and jazz to bring him into his own arena of sound. Mk.gee’s music is fresh while paying homage to the past, laid back while remaining oh-so danceable.
Since the beginning of this summer Mk.gee has been releasing singles in preparation for his Double EP, Pronounced McGee, coming in the spring of 2018. Mk.gee conceptualizes Pronounced McGee as the soundtrack for a typical Friday, running from 10 in the morning to 2 in the middle of the night. His first single “I Know How You Get,” is an up-beat tune about navigating the nuances of a new relationship, while “Unaware” is a gentle observation about how oblivious people can be. Sonically, he describes these songs as “warm” and “dreamy sounding,” but there is a bit of a change with his new single, so that “people can’t pinpoint [his] sound yet.”
This single, “Roll With The Punches,” Mk.gee explains, “is reminiscent of feeling stuck in a constant relationship loop with someone. Whatever happens, you will always make your way back to that one person.” From the opening guitar hook, the song will have you bobbing your head. The chorus’ staccato vocals mixed with the whirling synths should have you dancing by 1:30. The song is a solid groove from start to finish and has us eagerly anticipating his next release.