[Cover photo credit to Marcus Widmer and Marius Ringen]

Norwegian Dream Pop act Marbles have released the single “Heading Out”, their first new song following their self-titled debut album which arrived in 2020. Hailing from Kolbotn, the Black Metal capital of Norway, Marbles takes a very different approach, veering into colorful Indie Pop sounds.

Describing their inspiration behind the new song and why they chose it as the first teaser of their new album, the band said that they “hoped to encapsulate in the song the feeling of excitement and anticipation that comes with any time you get a chance to “head out” from the big city to escape for some R&R; whether that be just a quick bike ride down to the river or a weekend-long camping trip”.

They add:

It’s not just about the luxury of being able to travel, it’s about finding your own little precious moment amidst your normal day to day situation. Maybe even just in your mind and with your imagination! Being aware of a contrast between your everyday life and what you feel can be – and what you can do. Defining it is up to you.

The cover art is actually an old photo of Marbles drummer Marius Ringen’s father, which Marius says “captur[es] a specific and beautiful moment in his life – taken in 1989. A frightening leap leading to a feeling of freedom and exhilarating reward.”

The members of Marbles come from a variety of musical backgrounds, with many of them playing in the Black Metal bands that their city is known for internationally. Marbles includes Ferdinand Widmer on  vocals and bass, Marius Ringen on drums, Adrian Sandberg on synths, and Marcus Widmer on guitar. Their debut album was mixed by Adrian Sandberg (with help from Ferdinand Widmer) and mastered by Björn Engelman.

Photo credit to Marcus Widmer and Marius Ringen