The London-Based Multi-Instrumentalist Explores The Longing for Familiarity
Growing up in Chesham, Marble Empire (real name Matt Berry) was keen to try his hand at any instrument he could get hold of. Stints on guitar, keys, bass and drums fueled an obsession for music from a young age. It’s a discipline that’s still informing his musical output today, taking full control over his creative output has lead to support from Clash, Kaltblut Magazine, BBC Introducing and Spotify’s Fresh Finds.
His new single ‘Hold Me Up’, has a distinctly DIY feel to it. Built from rich, analog-style synths it’s a potent alt-pop anthem. Speaking on the new single he states:
“When I broke up with my Ex, I couldn’t help myself going back to her for about a year after. I’m not sure what drove it, perhaps longing for familiarity or some kind of broken nostalgia. Either way despite disliking her so much I just couldn’t stop myself from going back and meeting up with her. I think a lot of people can relate to that. You get so caught up in the good memories that you have of each other you forget about the bad and question your decision. That’s what Hold Me Up is about.”