British singer/songwriter and guitarist Marc Valentine, who last year released his debut solo album, will now be releasing a new single, “Skeleton Key”, through Little Steven’s Wicked Cool Records. It will be available October 27th, 2023 as a limited-edition 7” vinyl record and as a digital download.
Produced by Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, Ryan Hamilton, The Professionals), “Skeleton Key” is a blast of Powerpop and “a haunting tale of emotional pursuit.”
Marc Valentine introduces the track:
When the idea for ‘Skeleton Key’ came to me, I was imagining the colours and dialogue of a suspenseful opening scene from a late ’60s Hammer horror film. It’s a song about discovering the darker side of someone and the futile attempt to escape the emotional powers that can unlock everything – though, as usual, there’s a dash of dark humour.
The single is backed with a cover version of The Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, a long-time favourite of Valentine’s. “Skeleton Key” also unlocks the door to Marc Valentine’s forthcoming album, Basement Sparks (due in 2024).
Having honed his craft fronting Pop-rockers Last Great Dreamers across four studio albums, Marc launched a solo career in 2022 and released his debut long-player Future Obscure.