First Listen: Marcus Allen steps out in front on "I Can"

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    (August 2, 2022) Marcus Allen’s voice is his tool and his ticket. That voice allowed Allen to work from the time when he hit the scene as a 16-year-old high school student who wowed audiences at talent shows. Allen has worked as a backing vocalist for a who’s who of R&B and hip-hop stars when he’s not making moves as a solo artist. He has released three projects that mark him as a baritone expert at bringing old school range and passion and contemporary swagger to the art of the love song.

    Allen’s music career reveals him to be a talent vocalist. His work as a jingle singer and a voiceover actor put him squarely in the role of vocal talent. You might never know that the voice reading scripts or singing jingles for a commercial is Marcus Allen. However, his work as a soulful balladeer is instantly recognizable, something that is made clear on “I Can,” Allen’s latest single that is featured in his First Listen.

    (August 2, 2022) Marcus Allen’s voice is his tool and his ticket. That voice allowed Allen to work from the time when he hit the scene as a 16-year-old high school student who wowed audiences at talent shows. Allen has worked as a backing vocalist for a who’s who of R&B and hip-hop stars when he’s not making moves as a solo artist. He has released three projects that mark him as a baritone expert at bringing old school range and passion and contemporary swagger to the art of the love song.

    Allen’s music career reveals him to be a talent vocalist. His work as a jingle singer and a voiceover actor put him squarely in the role of vocal talent. You might never know that the voice reading scripts or singing jingles for a commercial is Marcus Allen. However, his work as a soulful balladeer is instantly recognizable, something that is made clear on “I Can,” Allen’s latest single that is featured in his First Listen.

    “I Can” is a song that finds Allen stating his case that he is the man who can fill the needs and fulfill the desires of the lady who has become the center of his focus. Allen combines contemporary R&B instrumental arrangements, complete with trap inspired drums and keyboards, with a voice fully comfortable with dipping deep into the well of soul singing that is transparent and vulnerable while not sacrificing any masculinity. Check it out here.

    By Howard Dukes

    Marcus Allen - "I Can"

     
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