12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The debut album of electro-R&B duo Marian Hill is a master class in seduction. Singer Samantha Gongol's sultry purrs slink around producer Jeremy Lloyd's minimal, bassy beats, as bursts of lonely sax give off a sweet scent of sexy mystique. "Down" turns a jazzy piano number into a deep, stuttering groove, while "I Know Why" channels ivories through a James Blake-esque noir vision. It all intoxicates at a slow, steady pace, even when Gongol turns up the sass to En Vogue-like levels on "Sad Song."

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The debut album of electro-R&B duo Marian Hill is a master class in seduction. Singer Samantha Gongol's sultry purrs slink around producer Jeremy Lloyd's minimal, bassy beats, as bursts of lonely sax give off a sweet scent of sexy mystique. "Down" turns a jazzy piano number into a deep, stuttering groove, while "I Know Why" channels ivories through a James Blake-esque noir vision. It all intoxicates at a slow, steady pace, even when Gongol turns up the sass to En Vogue-like levels on "Sad Song."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
252 Ratings
252 Ratings
MarianHillLarrie

IM READY TO BE SNATCHED !

5/5 stars, 37 grammys, album of the year, breakout artist of the year, #1 debut album, record breaking

H.ani Lemon

More Marian Hill? I'm So Down! 😎

Truly, a flawless album. I love when I'm torn between song favorites, and that's what Marian Hill continues to provide: a whole album to obsess over. Marian Hill puts out the very music I want to last into the coming generations. They maintain a style true to what they want to produce, and it never gets old. Keep it coming, MH! 🙌🙌🙌🙌

majo.shimo

Amazed 5/5

Simply genius. Unexpectedly really enjoyed ones that weren't your usual.. "Marian Hill"!

About Marian Hill

Marian Hill are a duo from Philadelphia consisting of singer Samantha Gongol and producer Jeremy Lloyd. Their unique sound combines sparse, minimal electronic beats with seductive vocals (which are often chopped up and manipulated) along with sultry saxophone. The duo wrote a song called "Whisky" in spring of 2013 and sent it to dozens of blogs hoping to catch some attention. The song created a buzz, and the following year, the duo released their first EP, Play, as well as a 7" single, "Lips." They received mainstream exposure when Romanian pop star Inna credited them as co-writers of her song "Diggy Down," which incorporated the hook of Marian Hill's "Got It." The duo signed to Photo Finish/Republic Records in early 2015 and released Sway, a seven-track EP. In 2016, they released their full-length debut album, Act One, featuring the single "Down." Early 2018 saw the release of the punchy single, "Subtle Thing," followed by an appearance at that year's Coachella festival. ~ Paul Simpson

ORIGIN
Philadelphia, PA
FORMED
2013

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