Q's "Not Alone" Brings the Funk Ahead of Debut Album 'Soul,PRESENT'
Q Steven Marsden, better known under his musical alias “Q,” has been steadily on a tear since first emerging onto the scene with “Take Me Where Your Heart Is” during the COVID pandemic, arriving as an epic dive into our search for love and, consequently, our inherent disconnection. With striking falsettos that would make D’Angelo blush, Q’s ticket was punched, and nothing would be the same thereafter.
Most recently, on March 31, Q released the 1980s funk-infused "NOT ALONE," harkening back to a simpler time—think Prince, Rick James, and Teddy Pendergrass—only if they were thrown into a DeLorean and were exposed to an era of Doordash, ChatGPT, and Dogecoin.
“NOT ALONE” sounds like a classic cut from Grand Theft Auto Vice City’s “Fever 105” radio station. A loose and percussively-punchy track with hints of pitched-down vocals from the dirty south records we’ve all come to love. It sets the tone for not just how adventurous Q has chosen to be here but on his forthcoming debut album, announced alongside the single. Soul,PRESENT, the long-awaited debut album from Q is set to arrive May 5 and includes "NOT ALONE" and previously-released singles "STEREO DRIVER," "TODAY," and "LUV (I KNOW I WANT THIS FOR REAL)."
Listen to NOT ALONE below: