Hailing from Philadelphia, the electro R&B group known as Marian Hill is poised to take over the world. At least that’s what Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, The New York Times and Teen Vogue would like us to believe. Composed of producer Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol, the group has been grinding and earning critical acclaim for the last few years, releasing their Play EP in 2013 and Sway EP in 2015. Now they are preparing to release their debut full-length album, Act One. But does their first single “Mistaken,” which features Steve Davit, live up to all the hype?
“Mistaken” is an uptempo makeups to breakups anthem. The production by Lloyd is an unconventional cacophony of slick handclaps, drums, funky horns, reminiscent of their 2013 single “Whisky.” Meanwhile, Samantha delivers an alternative pop jazz vocal performance, effortlessly emoting each lyric. Finally, guest star Steve Davit’s saxophone solo is a welcome addition to the festivities. While we aren’t sure if “Mistaken” will be the huge pop single predicted by major media, what we will say is that it does deserve a place on your next dance playlist. “Mistaken” is available for purchase now. Act One will be released June 24th and is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.