Spotted: Maam – Dichotomy
Today I’m presenting you with the track Dichotomy by the American composer Marcus Mack, aka. Maam from Tulsa OK. Marcus started playing with the piano at the age of three and later went on to study film scoring at Berklee College of Music. He started getting really serious about piano a few years ago when he was temporarily gifted an upright piano for a year and a half by a friend of his.
The track Dichotomy was released as a single and was also featured on an album which came out on January 8th of 2021.
Tell us something about your track Dichotomy!
Dichotomy is a melancholic exploration into everyday contradictions and opposing realities held simultaneously, highlighting the beauty and wonder present in the mundane even in the darkest of times. Dichotomy was written on Juneteenth in the midst of all of the racial tensions and Covid. I was struck by how gorgeous the day was outside and the stark contrast of what was going on in the world and knew I wanted to create something imbued with hope, but that kept track of this melancholic feeling. Melancholy meaning keeping track of the tragic while also maintaining an unwavering hope about the present and future.
Thank you very much Marcus!
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