By Charlie Maybee
UK indie pop band (and literal family), The Marsh Family, takes a comedic approach to menopause in their latest single “Biological Clock” which brings a danceable funk groove to the forefront.
“This one was an easy song to pitch to the kids because it’s dancy” says lyricist (and patriarch) Ben, “but harder to get through Mum’s quality control, because it’s not a subject people naturally open up about, and at one point we call her a womble”. But as they follow the driving pulse of the music, they arrive at a sound that is both inviting and cathartic.
Danielle, the familial matriarch notes that, “The song needed to be positive and power as well as funny, because women are often scared and surprised by the changes we all face, so it was important to find the right balance”. Finding that successful niche, they have managed to create something whimsical and informative that is endlessly fun.
Since their stint with viral internet fame, the Marsh family have excavated an eclectic sound that combines the family dynamics of The Partridge Family with the humor of Weird Al Yankovic. With no shortage of topics or talent to pull from, the continue to offer up well produced songs that combine insight with humor.
“Biological Clock” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify, and stay tuned for the music video slated to release on The Marsh Family YouTube channel on May 15, 2022.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Winchester, Virginia who currently teaches in the Dance Division of the Shenandoah Conservatory. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression. He also currently fronts local hard rock band, The Aftershakes, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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