Marcaux Ascends With the Release of "Down"
Whole lot of separation happening right now: some by choice, some not, some because people tend to separate themselves by being loyal or deceitful. On “Down," Marcaux unpacks the wrestle with success tropes that are both real and perceived; balancing the good and bad of the day ones over a bouncy beat that provides a sonic background to the up and down emotions of artistry. The only song off the Cedar Creek project that wasn’t fully self-produced, it pushes Marcaux to deliver a restless cadence, slipstreaming the lyrics into a song well deserved to be bumped while navigating a city summer day.
The video visually captures that double helix of feelings as well, displaying the young artist prostrate on a fire escape (metaphors abound), with unsteady rotating shots representing anxiousness, balanced by your NYC essentials of hip-hop artist posted up in the subway. But Marcaux does it all a little differently, while he may be hanging upside down visually, he is clearly rising in his lyricism and perspective. "Down” is a visual representation of all the separation that happens as you rise, how unbalancing and fleeting it can all feel but its also a reminder that movement, upward momentum means you are moving up, that separation can mean success.