Mar Omin releases ethereal new single ‘When I’m Gone’ | New Music

Singer-songwriter Mar Omin was raised on a houseboat and grew up surrounded by live music. His unique sound pays homage to this, with his music having a distinct emphasis on rhythm and tranquility. Mar Omin is back with a new single entitled “When I’m Gone.” The track has been taken off his album “Extricate,” a musical offering made up of 10-songs that reflect his mental health journey over the past three years.

“When I’m Gone” is sure to immerse you. The track features playful drums, heartwarming synths and divine backing vocals. His lead vocals cut though the mix, working hand in glove with his powerful lyricism. The tracks diversity is a stand out feature, and the mixture of reverbs, textures and rhythms allows for stripped-back but engaging musical experience.

Speaking about the track, Omin shares: “‘When I’m Gone’ is about releasing my fear of being alone. I often write about leaving the past or people behind and going somewhere new. I guess I really have felt stuck most of my life. I often felt I couldn’t be “me” or explore what being “me” would feel, sound, and look like. That there was no time for it. I had to know who I was. What I wanted etc. (Maybe this says more about our society as a whole). Therefore I’ve made many decisions I didn’t feel comfortable with. As I express in the song: “I have sold myself a thousand times, to a cause that I didn’t believe”. The song starts with the realisation of my fear. I rather felt miserable doing what other people said than not knowing what to do and being alone. I break from that feeling in the prehook saying “Maybe someday I’ll have answers. All I know is: Don’t look for me When I’m Gone”. Trusting myself. Giving myself the power to not know. And to figure it out along the way as I leave everything behind. Alone but free.”

Mar has gained acclaim from the industry, with the likes of Complex, i-D, Acid Stag, Earmilk, Majestic Casual, Vice and BBC Radio 1xtra all offering their support. We cannot wait to hear what’s on the album.

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