Marsicans (“MAR-sick-anz”) are a fast-rising UK indie band on the brink of releasing the first single from their as yet untitled debut album. The new track ‘Can I Stay Here Forever (pt.II)’ is arguably the band’s hardest hitting musical offering to date, reflecting the turbulent times in which it was written and recorded. Packing a punch ‘Can I Stay Here Forever (pt.II)’ is out January 29th on Killing Moon Records.
Singer James Newbigging explains: “The UK has been a particularly divided place over the past few years and this song was born out of frustration with it all. My head was (still is) overloaded by news surrounding Brexit and an impending environmental disaster. This song is me wanting everyone to chill the fuck out, stop treating other people as the enemy and just get on with actually solving the problems we’re facing. I was going to say this song isn’t aimed at one particular side of ‘the debate’, but that was my issue in the first place. There isn’t a debate. People shut their ears to anyone with an opposite opinion, rather than trying to understand their point of view and have a reasonable conversation.”
And why Part 2? “Can I Stay Here Forever actually started a few years back. An earlier version was part of the live set and was actually recorded. For some reason, it never saw the light of day. Part 2 is a tip of the hat to its predecessor.”