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Marcus Gad and Tamal give us a slice of their dynamic, globally influenced reggae style from their upcoming album Brave New World, due out later this year.
Morocco was a huge inspiration for “Tempo.” The North African country has long been one of Gad’s favorite destinations, and he spent three months over lockdown there. The single is steeped in the sights and sounds of the country, including the use of a traditional fretless lute he acquired there, which drives the tune forward. “Tempo” combines the sounds of ancient instruments with contemporary electronic production, resulting in an infectious tune perfect for summer BBQs and head nodding playlists.
Marcus elaborates, “‘Tempo’ is an invitation to travel in a timeless land. An open calling to walk in rhythm on the path of discovery. The lyrics to the song naturally flowed from the bustling memories of colors and smells brought back from my travels and, thus I returned to film this beautiful story of the song.”