NYC’s famed alt-pop duo Marian Hill are officially on the rise. Latest release “oOo that’s my type” ft. the fiery Yung Baby Tate has caused quite a ripple in the social media sphere and has been praised by the likes of PAPER, Paste Magazine, Revolt, and more as their hit single “Down” is once again moving up the Shazaam charts. Now the duo, known for innovative alt-electronic music, are announcing new single “omg,” due for release July 21st.
“OMG” continues to push the limits of indie electronic by infusing elements of hip-hop, R&B, and pop alongside Samantha’s distinctly sultry vocals, ushering you into a playground of dark bass and playful production choices. The sensual song brings us once again into the nocturnal dreamscape roguery that Marian Hill is known for
Chances are you’re familiar with the established duo- comprised of producer Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol – who released their debut EP, Play, in 2013. Two years later came Sway, an expanded collection of songs, this time officially released through Photo Finish and Republic Records. The seven track project featured the smokey, trap-jazz hit “One Time,” which went viral on Vine and rewarded Lloyd and Gongol with a gigantic bump in popularity.
“One of the most amazing things about being discovered on the internet is you don’t have to tough it out at bars and shows, it kind of happens over night,” Gongol says. “But it also didn’t give me time to figure out my performance, to become confident.” Act One, their debut record, arrived in 2016 and brought the spotlight of virality onto the duo again. Apple featured the album’s single, “Down,” in an AirPods commercial nearly a year after Act One’s release, boosting the infectious single to #21 on the Billboard 100, and pushing Marian Hill through the mainstream bubble. The duo have garnered 2.2 Billion worldwide streams, have played coveted late night shows like Fallon, and performed at Grammy parties.
Marian Hill showed how prolific they can be when they returned with their sophomore record only a year later. Unusual (June 2018) is 10 taut tracks including lead single “Subtle Thing” and garnered various tastemaker press approvals from the likes of PAPER Magazine, Billboard & Refinery 29. The record saw the duo solidify their position as a singular voice in modern pop and was paired with a series of ten one-minute visual episodes invoking the work of filmmakers Roy Andersson and Peter Campus. Their latest album, Why Can’t We Just Pretend?, featuring “ooo (that’s my type)” and “omg” is due in Fall 2021.