Marcus King on World Cafe
Marcus King | photo by Danny Clinch, courtesy of the artist
Guitar virtuoso Marcus King finds his way out of the darkness
Despite how rocking it sounds, Marcus King’s new album Young Blood is the product of some very difficult years.
- "It's Too Late"
- "Dark Cloud"
- "Goodbye Carolina"
- "Blood On The Tracks"
- "Hard Working Man"
- "Side Door"
Marcus King is happy for the first time in a long time. The 26 year old guitar virtuoso released his follow up to his 2020 debut solo album El Dorado back in the spring. It’s called Young Blood, and despite how rocking it sounds at first listen, it’s the product of some very difficult years for King.
In this session, Marcus talks about how music helped keep him going, how his relationship has deepened with producer Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, and he shares what ultimately helped him find his way out of the darkness.
And a warning before you tune in, there is some sensitive subject matter in this interview, including the topic of suicide.