Today, Mark Crawford – aka Macious – drops the bright and bold new single, ‘Take My Light’ featuring up and coming alt-pop artist F.A.R.
The new single is a welcome new release from the Manchester-based producer and DJ, who spent much of 2020 writing and producing new material, as well as building his work as a visual artist, working with artists including Solomon, Camelphat, MK, Hot Since 82, Solardo, Low Stepps, Steve Lawler, Claptone & Greg Wilson.
‘Take My Light’ was initially inspired during a rainy train journey to Amsterdam from Berlin in the summer. Full of anxiety and clouded judgement, Mark was getting his head around Covid-19 and how to break through the negative thoughts surrounding the virus;
“It’s raining, I’m on a train to Amsterdam with a clouded mind and I’m worrying about things that have a huge impact on myself. The feeling I felt at the time was empty and confused on how to actually function with this whole covid thing that surrounded me.”
Music was the answer, and in that moment, he wrote the emotive lyrics to ‘Take My Light’ – “Take my light, You can take my soul, You can take everything I own, But you won’t take me” – a defiant disco-led infusion of upbeat basslines and swirling synths and luscious vocal hooks;
“I wanted to release some thoughts/tension and turn them into a sound which really replicated the energy that was building up in me. The song was already produced a few months before but the lyrics came within seconds at this moment in thought. I intended to write the song to give the listener some energy to punch through their emotions and find a little clarity, or even just to groove out to the track. This has also shaped a new sound, which I have grown a big connection to over the last year and I hope this will with the audience too.”
Listen here: https://fanlink.to/take-my-light