When it comes to discovering new contemporary artists in the soul realm that have something special and unique about them, Big Crown Records really seems to have their ear to the street and the pulse of the flowing heartbeat of talent. Spanning the globe far and wide, they’ve introduced us to some amazing talents over the years and their streak continues with the upcoming release by Thee Marloes via Surabaya Indonesia. Blending sounds and elements of their local culture and musical influences of soul, jazz and pop, “Midnight Hotline” is their first offering to showcase their musical talents to the rest of the world of what is already know in their neck of the woods.
The A side “Midnight Hotline” is an infectious up tempo tune that can keep a dance floor moving with an earworm chorus that you will wake up the next morning singing. Punchy horn lines and warm electric piano ride atop a bouncing backbeat while lead singer Natassya reels the listener in with a tale of a late night love that she can’t get enough of.
The B Side takes on an entirely different energy, “Beri Cinta Waktu” is a beautiful love ballad that takes its time and uses space beautifully. Sung in Indonesian over a stripped back track of hand drums, electric piano, and guitar chanks, Natassya’s show stopping performance conveys emotion that transcends any language barrier.