Marcus King shared his acoustic video performance of song “Wildflowers & Wine” today. The song features on his hit debut album El Dorado, which topped multiple charts since its release. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the record was released on Fantasy Records. The “Wildflowers & Wine,” video was recorded in Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville and features a performance of the song showcasing King’s soulful vocals, backed by Dan Auerbach and studio legends who played with artists Aretha Franklin and Elvis.
King stated, “It’s not the exact set-up we used, but all the instrumentation on that track was played live together as a cohesive unit and not overdubbed. That’s what gives it that taste, that live feel.” He added, “It was a lot of organic steps that all came together in a kismet way for the record to work. Having those cats work with you was a tremendous opportunity in itself… It’s still playing and singing, but in a different kind of environment, and to have these cats to look up to”
El Dorado, a contemporary exploration of southern R&B, country-soul, classic rock and blues, has established the 23 year old phenom as one of the most soulful voices of his generation. King’s arresting vocals feature as the lead instrument, taking centre stage alongside a genre bending blend of subtle acoustics, bright pedal steel, raucous electric guitars and blistering solos.
The album debuted at #1 on several charts, including Top New Artist, Americana Folk, Current Rock, Blues Albums, as well as #12 on the Top Current Albums chart.
King will perform at Love Rocks charity event at the Beacon on March 12, alongside a stellar line up including The Black Crowes, Dave Matthews and Jackson Browne. King will also open for Chris Stapleton on his All American Road Show with dates including Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. He is currently on a world tour with The Marcus King Band.