Today Pony Boy reveals “Marquee Man” via CMJ. The first single off her debut album Blue Gold (out 8/28 via Nashville imprint Cosmic Thug) “Marquee Man” is a smoky and seductive satire about an actor with an ego that is so inflated; he’s a legend in his own mind. Combining her signature sultry vocals with subversive feminist lyrics, the bluesy lead single is one of many gems to be found on the upcoming album.
“It’s about the hubris of a man who sees himself, undoubtedly as a Marquee Man – above that of even Brando or Sinatra. He has blind ambition and confidence in his looks and aptitude,” explains Pony Boy (real name Marchelle Bradanini) of the song.
Blue Gold inhabits a dream state between art rock and alt-country, swaying between hope and lament, her velvety voice punctuated with sharp edges. A sense of flight and modern nomadism is manifested throughout Blue Gold including the ambling, guitar-kissed “Metal Dreams” which was the first taste revealed from the album and premiered via Black Book. “The record is looking at California in the rear view mirror,” explains the artist, who now splits time between Nashville and England.
Blue Gold follows the release of Pony Boy’s breakout 2014 EP The Devil In Me. Watch/Share the video for “Metal Dreams” – directed by actor-filmmaker Travis Nicholson and co-starring comedian Chris Crofton – HERE