Alternative soul rocker Joe Marson is partnering exclusively with Myspace.com to release the grungy-yet-seductive music video for his latest track “No Retreat,” along with an exclusive one-on-one interview going behind the song. “No Retreat” is a bluesy, soulful track with cinematic quality reminiscent of the Deep South, featuring Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St. Vincent) on drums and Rob Calder (Passenger) on bass. Marson learned how to play slide guitar specifically for “No Retreat,” which was originally written for a movie that never got made. The video for “No Retreat” is equally as captivating as a film. It starts out in the desert and is kind of a trip into Marson’s mental state, with beautiful demonic figures coaxing him into the depths of his mind. View the original, tastefully NSFW version here. On the video, Joe Marson states,
“I love grungy videos from the 90’s and this one was was really fun making. I hope some the NIN, Die Antwoord, and Chili Peppers influences come through….maybe they do a little too much! I am very proud of this video. We did it on a budget of about $1,500 because I am an independent musician. Without a lot of money, we were sort of forced to get more creative and rely on performance and an interesting concept. My friend Aaron George filmed and helped me direct and edit. Adding to my job hats, I choreographed some of the dancing with Danie Esponoza.” – Joe Marson
National touring artist, and 2015 Guitar Center Competition Finalist Joe Marson is master in the art of melding soul and rock. Making it to the Top 5 out of 14,000 submissions, he won over $10,000 in gear from Guitar Center…as well as winning over audience members and fans all over the world. Melded together with guitar riffs that evoke Hendrix’s essence, Marson creates timeless music that bridges the gap between the influential decades that inspire his songwriting. These elements can be heard in some of the songs he’s had placed in major films like Marvel’s Deadpool as well as popular television series like FX’s Justified and Netflix’s Bloodline.