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Mark Nelson Music / Blog

The Review: Mark Rock Nelson's Acoustic Intimacy EP worth noticing

James A. Bing, Jr, Soul Artistry Media

I am sure everyone knows and understands; finding love isn’t easy. When you are young, free and untested in the experiences life brings before you, you have the most amazing fantasies and dreams of how to fall in love. It seems to go off without a hitch, no bumps in the road and seamlessly transitions from the comforts of home to the comforts of your companion’s arms. Well, life begins to throw some amazing punches, hooks and kicks that knock that dream down worse than the beating Mike Tyson took from Buster Douglas in the infamous loss he faced. Unfortunately, there are too many of us that never recover, and many more that never recover fully from those life blows that we take, and we struggle to regain some sense of normalcy when it comes to love. Yet, we still yearn and hope for the dream, the fantasy that was to be, that never seems to come true. When we fall out of love, there is something, a familiar scent, the sight of a couple who are all into each other, or a song that reminds us that love is still within our grasps… Well, Atlanta resident musician, producer and songwriter Mark Nelson is stepping from behind the curtain to reveal his story of love, life and a better tomorrow that is just as tangible as they have ever been before…Mark chooses to release an EP that features three songs for the upcoming album, let’s dive into them to check them out…

The first single on the EP is entitled “Beautiful”, a slow mid-tempo soul song describing the beauty of a woman outside of the physical realm of the subject. You will notice, in the composition, it is just simple, a keyboard and drums. The production is meant not to crowd the lyrics that are most important in the record. When you have an acoustic offering, you are supposed to strip down the record into the base components of the record to truly understand the feel and essence of the record...

The record is a wonderful expression of appreciation and gratitude to how someone affects you and makes you feel.

The next record is titled “Sherida In A Flat”, which is an ode to his fiancé...

The song is really a proposal, a proclamation to say that in this moment, there is no one I would rather spend the rest of my life with, except you.... It’s really a great ballad offering from Mark, and truly gives you a glimpse into what can come from this musician and songwriter.

The last record on the EP is called “Just One”, which compares to a moment of change to the change of many of the world’s wrongs that we see, hear and face daily. The message suggests that all it takes is just one… one look, one moment, one touch, just one small gesture to make a massive change…

This offering from Mark Nelson is one to pay attention to. It’s just a snippet of the full length album to come, but you get a strong glimpse as to what Mark can do as a songwriter, composer and vocalist here. Mark Rock Nelson will actually be featured as one of Reverbnation’s “Featured Artists” in July, and he has seen his notoriety soar ever since, not only among music listeners but also other musicians across the country. Mark is a songwriter, and truly wants to stand on that gift of penmanship more than anything as an artist. I am sure there is more songwriting, producing and composing for him in the future, but you should definitely be on the lookout for this upcoming artist. You can find mark at www.marknelsonmusic.bandcamp.com, http://www.reverbnation.com/marknelsonmusic, https://twitter.com/MarkRockNelson, www.facebook.com/marknelsonmusic and http://www.youtube.com/user/keysnvocals.

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