You may know Marcus Whale as one half of electronic duo Collarbones, but he's recently begun to release music as a solo artist. With only two singles and a handful of live performances under his belt, he's already carving a unique and incredibly interesting niche for himself.
Opening with frantic percussion, there's an immediate tension and magnetizing suspense. Whale's gorgeous vocal tone soars up above, the perfect complement to the shuffling rhythm.
The track continues to build and progress toward breaking point - and when it breaks, it really breaks.
Of the song, Whale explains:
"We think of history in distant terms, through its exotic otherness. Inside our present, though, are ghostly threads from the past that are inseparable from our everyday - our languages, our politics, our identities. The songs that form Inland Sea represent my way of navigating the colonial origins that haunt my present. "My Captain" is a queer origin story, referring to the legend of Captain Moonlite and James Nesbitt, criminals and lovers in the primitive 19th Century colony of Victoria."
Marcus Whale will be releasing an album, Inland Sea, in May this year via Good Manners Records.