AZ’s synth pop duo MRCH levels up with the music video ‘Glitter McQueen’!
Having your head in the clouds is really better than the expectations of the world. At least that’s what I drew from MRCH’s music video ‘Glitter McQueen’.
The dreamlike imagery in this video is about as whimsical and random as the style of Mickey Pangburn herself, the songstress of MRCH.
The muted tones in the music and driving but subtle demeanor of Jesse’s percussive presence in the group gives you a very familiar feeling of watching a “Phantogram-esque” performance when him and Mickey come together.
I particularly enjoy the shots of Mickey writing in her room, surrounded by her vast interests and memories trying to craft her words while shots of the party charge through in alternating frames.
My favorite lyric of this charming and dance infused arrangement is “So sorry I…can’t come down”
Glitter McQueen strikes me as a character that is mesmerized beyond the glamorous expectations of their existence, but aware enough to see that they aren’t aligned in it and simply may not want to be.
The sultry groove and style of this group is something that has already earned them some success on major networks and also on a stage opening up for Chvrches.
I was very impressed by the amount of detail that each set contained. All the staging and costuming seemed to go perfectly with the track, and the theatrical element would be something I would love to see in their live performance.
Though I have not yet seen this duo live I imagine it is an exciting and special night when the sound hits. The chemistry and style of MRCH’s single ‘Glitter McQueen’ is reaching for bigger places in the synth pop scene and I believe the group will only continue to blow up.
Arizona is truly a hotbed for a great diversity artists, and the synth pop duo MRCH proves that with ‘Glitter McQueen’.
I can’t wait to review their most recent album, ‘I Love You, but You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About’ in my next feature!
Article written by: Jacob Acosta
Jacob is a writer, producer, musician, and teacher who lives in Tucson, AZ. He has been a music professional in film, advertising, and performance for 13 years. Connect with him at: