Marcus Marr and Chet Faker just released the video for their hit single ‘The Trouble With Us.’ The video features one couple with several alter egos, each one a different version of themselves. The pair become similarly destructive within their relationships, as the video stylishly explores the central theme of the track’s lyrics. “Functional dysfunction can look good,” notes Faker, who has become known for releasing highly creative videos for his tracks. See the video directed by Barcelona-based collective Kinopravda.
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Over the past few years, a musical admiration between Marr & Faker has grown, which culminated in a four-day sojourn in Marr’s South London studio earlier this year. Over the four-day recording session, four songs were written as the two discovered that Marr’s powerful, punchy dance production perfectly balanced Faker’s soulful vocals. The result is their new 4-song EP Work, out now on Faker’s label Detail Records. ‘The Trouble With Us’ is the first single from Work and, since being released in October, it has hit #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, #1 on HypeMachine, and achieved widespread play across both commercial radio and triple j.
South London-based DJ Marcus Marr has been releasing acclaimed records via DFA Records over the last few years, including ‘Brown Sauce,’ named in Pitch-fork’s Tracks earlier this year, and ‘The Music,’ named one of the “Best Dance Tracks of 2013” by SPIN. A regular at Berlin’s notorious nightclub Berghain/Panorama Bar, the lifelong music obsessive’s first encounters with dance music were acid house records that augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul, and attending all night parties under Brixton’s St Matthews Church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.
An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker writes, performs and records all of his own music, giving it a warm, intimate feel with a solid groove structure. His critically acclaimed album Built On Glass was released in 2014, and was widely welcomed by music fans at home and abroad. Faker went on to play a string of shows on five continents, before returning home to perform sold out shows at the Opera House forecourt in Sydney as well as Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.