As we move apace toward the release of Mark Morriss’ fourth solo album Look Up we’ve time to bring you one more track as a digital single before we unleash the record in full. Holiday of a Lifetime will be released across digital platforms on 13 September and it’s an indie-pop delight of tropical beats and melodic trombone with a lyrical longing for that escape to the sun from the 9-5 grind.
Premiering the track the ever-eloquent Mild Mannered Army said: “‘Holiday of a Lifetime’ is soaked in the sort of sun-kissed, Sunkist, escape from the humdrum shimmer, shuffle and shine that makes you think, even if only for a moment, that everything might just be alright after all.
“Wah-wah guitar, a bass line so groovy that it makes James Brown at his funkiest sound like George Formby, brass that tickles your ossicles and a lyric that could be the secret diary of everyone who has to wade through the nine to five in a job they despise…
“”Dreaming of a holiday…dreaming of a holiday…somewhere hot…put away a little bit every week…”. Been there? Still there? Me too. It’s all just further evidence of the fact that Mark Morriss is one of our finest songwriters…ever.”
Go here to read the full Mild Mannered Army review (and have an explore around the site – the writing is well worth it).
The track also got a mention in the current issue of Record Collector where Charlie Ashcroft highlighted the record in his regular column and said: “The album channels summer-tinged indie-pop, hazy psychedelia and, on tracks like Holiday of a Lifetime, tropical beats.”
Special digital artwork has once again been supplied by Ian Pomfrett, as it was for previous single The Beans, and you can pre-save and pre-order Holiday of a Lifetime on digital platforms now. If you’re not already make sure you’ve clicked Follow on Mark Morriss’ Spotify profile to make sure new releases are added to your Release Radar playlist and emailed to you too.
Holiday of a Lifetime – behind the scenes on the video shoot
A video is on the way for Holiday of a Lifetime and has been created with the same team behind the dark and surreal All The Wrong People video, director Gerard Giorgi-Coll and producer Ben Meadows.
Filmed on location at Margate you’ll have to be patient to see the final cut but for now check out these gorgeous and intriguing behind the scenes shots (thanks to Ben Meadows for these).
Look Up vinyl – selling out fast
Look Up is set for release on 20 September and the vinyl editions are almost all sold out already. Both special bundles and the splatter vinyl were snapped up as they were announced and only a few copies of the stunning translucent blue vinyl remain.
We won’t repress in these colours and Mark will only have a few copies at forthcoming shows so if you do want to add it to your collection now is the time. Digital download is included with all online sales and we’re shipping now.
For more information on Mark Morriss find our artist page here, and you can also find info on the rest of our roster here. If you’re thinking about sending us music please check out the demo submission page here first.