One of the hottest and most unique new talents to emerge out of Jamaica’s fertile music scene, vocalist/songwriter Marcilli (they/them) fuses dance music, R&B and Latin pop into an irresistible brew on their new single, the defiantly incendiary ‘Done (Breakup Anthem)’. Inspired by the edgier bits of Billie Elish, Rihanna, Suga of BTS and R&B icon Daniel Caesar, Marcilli is one of the first and few openly queer-identified Jamaican artists, coming out of a strict cultural heritage that often remains hostile to members of the LGBTQ community.
Marcilli shared their thoughts on the release: “writing this song was born out of some serious heartbreak and disappointment, but seeing it evolve into the project it is today, gives me such a boost of encouragement. Honestly, it’s one of the things I’m most proud of so far, and I really hope it can inspire others to set their own boundaries and know their damn worth.”
Boldly blazing trails, bucking trends and declaring their independence from heartbreak, Marcilli is pointedly releasing their single right before Jamaican Independence Day, the most important holiday on the island nation, ready to open doors and set an example for future generations of artists who want to freely express themselves.
Co-written by ace producer Alexx Antaeus, who has previously worked with The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire and Julian Marley, ‘Done (Breakup Anthem)’ also features a Spanish-language vocal turn from New York-based Puerto Rican act Natalis, who has sung on platinum-selling tracks by J Cole, Kanye West and Popcaan.
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