Today, platinum r&b recording artist, Adrian Marcel releases the single and acoustic performance for “In My Bag”, a smooth, mid tempo tune following previously released “I Gotchu (End of the Day)” and the second release off his upcoming EP Marcel.
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Produced by Rio Root and written by Adrian Marcel and Sonny B, the track “In My Bag” , a metaphor for being in your feelings, touches on proving commitment to someone who doesn’t feel like their partner is committed. “It’s a record about insecurity,” Adrian says. Being with someone who is so damaged that they can’t see the efforts you are giving to show them how deeply invested in them you are. No matter what you say or do, it’s never enough,” he concludes. A video for the track is forthcoming.
Under the tutelage and direction of his mentor, Grammy-winning R&B singer Raphael Saadiq, Marcel developed a following thanks to a steady string of projects in the mid-2010s, which featured musical assists from major acts like Destiny’s Child alumna Kelly Rowland and rappers Wale and Too $hort. His debut mixtape, 2013’s 7 Days Of WEAK, was released under Universal Republic Records, and featured production by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Beatroc and more. The seven-song effort introduced fans to the open, emotionally-driven lyricist Marcel continues to be. Shortly after, he notched his first platinum-selling single, “2 AM,” (81 million + views on YouTube), a trap-influenced rhythmic banger with accompaniment by rapper Sage The Gemini, and found himself on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs chart for 10 weeks in 2015, thanks to his rap-sung single “Take Your Time.” Adrian is also an actor starring in The Bobby DeBarge story on TV One in 2019 and more.