Album review: Marlon Roudette's Matter Fixed

Chilled out, fresh new pop

Wed 28 Mar 2012

Chilled out, laid back pop for a refined audience

In Germany, Marlon Roudette gets mobbed by his fans. In the
United Kingdom, not many people recognise him out and about. This could be
about to change though, with the release of his new album, Matter Fixed.

In summary, this is chilled out, laid back pop for a refined audience.

We’re not gonna lie, this is probably not going to appeal to
the mainstream pop fans of One Direction or Justin Bieber. If you appreciate
new music, however, with a real passion and story behind it, then this could be
right up your street.

We think this would be the perfect album to stick on after a
hard day’s work at the 4Music offices (and believe it or not, we do work hard). It relaxes, comforts, unwinds and
immediately soothes the listener.

In Roudette’s raw yet melodic vocal, there are flashes of various
other male singers such as Mika, Bruno Mars and Chris Martin.

The album, however, is also something completely different. London born Marlon Roudette spent much of his
childhood in the Caribbean, this explaining the fresh sound, fused
with reggae and West Indies undertones throughout.

Adding to the fusion of influences and inspirations, there
is a wealth of subject matter here. Roudette honestly and openly references his
past, discussing everything from bereavement and tough relationships to the
fraught break-up of his former band.

New Age, the lead single from the album, is a powerful
piano-pop ballad which is by far a stand-out track. Also check out Hold On Me,
Didn’t I and True To Yourself.

Matter Fixed by Marlon Roudette is available to buy now.

Rating: 4 / 5

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