‘Mattafix’ announces release date of third album

26 02 2011

Marlon Roudette - the new album has been two years in the making.

London-based recording artiste Marlon Roudette has announced the release of a solo album – expected in May 2011.

Marlon, who has recently parted ways with Mattafix band mate Preeteesh Hirji, secured a deal with Universal last year, and seems optimistic about the fate of his first solo album.

“I think it’s some of my best work – without wanting to judge any previous pieces. It’s taken on a new life force!” he enthused.

The 28-year-old,in a recent vlog (video blog) posted on his YouTube channel, told fans that he has been burning the proverbial oil way past midnight in his quest to have all the tracks on the album ready for their listening pleasure.

Chatting with Hairouna ATS, he revealed that the album’s first single was completed last Wednesday in a “frenzied all night session” at a recording studio in Brixton, London.

“This means that I should make my release date.”

Although born in London to an English father and Trinidadian/English mother, Marlon considers himself a Vincentian; and can often be seen representing the island by hanging the national flag from his steel pan when performing on stage.

He grew up in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from ages nine to 17, and attended the Windsor Primary School, St. Martin’s Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua.

Marlon previously released two albums with ex-band mate Preeteesh. In 2005, they released ‘Signs of a Struggle’ – its most successful single being ‘Big City Life’, which charted at number 15 in the UK charts and number 1 in the charts in Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand when it was released on August 8, 2005.

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The second album, ‘Rhythm and Hymns’, was released in Europe on November 23, 2007. The most popular tune from that album being the single ‘Living Darfur’, which was produced to help highlight the plight of those caught in the genocide taking place in Darfur.

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Follow Marlon on Twitter: @Mattafix

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4 responses

27 02 2011
Als Simmons

Hopefully there’ll be more live performances in London! Looking forward to the new album.

Will it be closer to the last two albums or a new experiment?

27 02 2011
J.S Vincent

I’m hoping there will be more live performances too! Can’t wait to hear the new stuff. I’m hoping this album will have more of a ‘Marlon’ feel to it… I loved the first two albums, but when you’re working with band-mates you sometimes have to compromise on the sounds… so this one should have Roudette stamped all over it!

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