After releasing the singles Part of Your World and Not Perfect earlier this summer, Mark Clennon finally unveils Passion, a future soul and R&B infused EP, which features the two previously released tracks. The Toronto-based musician also unveils a music video for Not Perfect, a sensual and emotional track that embodies a complicated breakup and all the feelings involved. It’s a song about the complicated parts of a relationship and I think that it’s something that everyone can relate to, he explains.
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Passion is available on all music services.
Passion is Mark Clennon's sophomore EP, and the first one to be released on Bonsound. It follows 2016’s When the Smoke Clears EP. With Passion, the intention was to experiment with a variety of styles and sounds. Mark wanted to free himself from genre restrictions in order to tell a story through these four songs. Therefore, it showcases the artist at his most sincere, addressing some of his deepest concerns - emotional disappointment, lack of societal social tolerance, among other daunting thoughts.
During the recording of this new EP, Mark Clennon worked with producers Rainer + Grimm, known mostly for their collaborations with The Weeknd and Drake. Mark has fond memories of the time spent in the studio with them. We would sit in the studio for hours jamming and talking about life and whatever was going on at the time. I felt inspired, I felt safe, just as if I were hanging out with friends I had known my whole life, tells the musician. Montrealer Joey Sherrett (formerly of The Posterz), with whom Mark Clennon developed a strong bond in the studio, also collaborated to the recording.
About Mark Clennon
Born in Jamaica to a saxophonist father, and brother to a successful dancehall producer, Mark Clennon has an impressive musical track record, thanks to his family’s background. While growing up, he participated in the Jamaican Pantomimes, which has since inspired him to take a theatrical approach to his music. This is reflected in the attention he pays to his aesthetic, as well as his dance moves and his compelling stage presence. With his powerful voice, the modern crooner makes future soul music that is both grandiose and humble, and incorporates honest lyrics over captivating arrangements. The symbiotic relationship between Mark’s lyricism and his polyvalent beats empowers his sound and creates music with emotional resonance and delightful soul. The musician doesn’t just draw from his inspirations, he shapes them into something unique.