After releasing a long-awaited LP with his band Pleasant Grove, songwriter Marcus William Striplin wasted little time in working on his debut solo offering, A Loupe. Working under the moniker Margaret Chavez, a tribute to the artist’s mother, the ten-track concept record flows seamlessly as a complete thought with Striplin teaming with producer Erik Wofford (Explosions In The Sky, The Black Angels) to realize it.
Speak Into My Good Eye is happy to host the exclusive premiere of the album’s latest single, “Call For Cull,” today. Twangy rhythm guitar strums lead the way as Striplin layers on whirring, lush sonics building towards a crescendo around the poignant lyrical break, “will anyone save me in time?”
“‘Call For Cull’ is a dystopian dance song that I wrote days after the election,” explains Striplin. “I took a long walk and it kinda washed over me, this idea that modern civility could just roll over and die and that a new way of life could begin if we didn’t swivel our heads on straight and practice empathy and kindness.”
Stream Margaret Chavez’s “Call For Cull” below and look for A Loupe out January 19th via Goliad Media.