Today we have a rather unique collaboration that deserves its own time in the spotlight. On our latest peek into the indie world we are checking out “Garden”, the first track from a new collaboration between Brandon Markell Holmes and Rogue Vogue. A classically trained theater actor, Holmes is a fantastic creative that uses his work to explore themes of social observation and the relationship between history and art. More recently stepping into the music world, Holmes appeared on the Grammy-nominated Humanz album from Gorillaz as well as JOMORO’s Blue Marble Sky. He’s even gone forth and re-released his own album in 2020, The Museum of R&B, including visual and a live performance at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Rogue Vogue is joining in on the fun this time, an immersive and entertaining producer who has been thriving in Chicago’s underground dance music scene. Vogue is on a bit of a roll too, as they have performed at stages all across the United States and Europe, as well as worked with labels such as Deep & Disco, The House of Disco, and French Express.
“seeing the person as they are and not the external societal constructs that have been placed on them — loving all parts of a person without being distracted by societal constructs of identity,” – Brandon Markell Holmes
We pride ourselves on aiding in the discovery of artists that are truly changing up their genres or the landscape as a whole. That is what attracted us to “Garden”, as both Holmes and Rogue Vogue are bending the rules to what kind of music should be produced in their genre. The single itself is a unique blend of house music, R&B, and the underutilized sounds of afro-pop, resulting in a modern R&B meets world and tribal music sprinkled in for good measure. Rogue Vogue’s world-building is elegant and addictive, enticing us to spend an entire weekend celebrating alongside its inhabitants. However, Holmes’s vocal performance 100% steals the show, with his silky, alluring voice setting enrapturing us and not allowing us to break free. Also, make sure you check back at Modern Neon or on your favorite streaming platform for the full Garden EP when it drops on August 27th!
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