Southern California singer/songwriter Travis Marsh has just premiered the video for his infectious new single “Lay Me Down” on Vevo.com. The video features Chicago rapper G Herbo, alongside artist and model Asphyxia Noir, as a wounded Marsh has a bullet removed from his shoulder in a secluded hotel room. The ominous tone of the video concludes with a truly sinister ending. Fans can check out the video, directed by Mamady Condé, here.
Travis had this to say about the underlying social message of “Lay Me Down” (produced by Smitty Soul) and his collaboration with G Herbo: “I had a great time writing music and coming together on this track with Herb to help bring awareness to some of the social injustices we face today from LA to the Windy City.”
Travis will be taking his electrifying live show down to Austin this week for a couple of SXSW showcases. On Wednesday (3/15) Travis will be performing at the Heart of Texas Rock Fest at 5PM. Saturday (3/18) will see Travis performing on the rooftop of the Westin Hotel in downtown Austin at 5PM as part of the Chive TV showcase. Travis will then return to Los Angeles for a show at the Mint on Wednesday, 3/22.
The musical world of Travis Marsh echoes the tradition of the songwriting troubadour, of Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell, but also deals in the smooth aesthetics of a pop connoisseur. Music Connection have called Travis a combination of the “stark soul reminiscent of Hozier, as well as some California country artists.” The culmination of working in these seemingly polar opposite styles has arrived in the form of some exciting and fresh new singles. With smooth production handled by the likes of producers D. Brooks Exclusive and Smitty Soul, these are the songs that will bring the Jekyll and Hyde of Marsh’s musical world into the light, and the moment that is poised to get people talking.