Marius Billgobenson – The Spirit Love (Spotify)

“Jazz instrumentalist and vocalist -Marius Billgobenson- knows how to create atmospheric layers of sound. Inspiring his composition with an incredible voice and a variety of arrangements, which with such trepidation envelop, like the rays of the Sun, all the foggy melancholy around us.”

“Джазовый инструменталист и вокалист -Marius Billgobenson- умеет создавать атмосферные слои звука. Воодушевляя свою композицию невероятным голосом и разнообразием аранжировки, которые с таким трепетом окутывают, словно лучи Солнца, всю туманную меланхолию вокруг нас.”

A true musical citizen of the world committed to bridging longstanding cultural divides, Stockholm, Sweden based singer, songwriter and guitarist Marius Billgobenson has created a soulful and empowering fusion of jazz, blues, pop, R&B and the dynamic rhythms and vocal sounds indigenous to his homeland of the Congo. His invigorating blend of jazz instrumentation and African music seeks to bring awareness of disenfranchised communities.

Marking his first official venture into Smooth Jazz, Marius’ upcoming album The Spirit Love features 11 personal songs that are grounded in what he calls “the completeness of gratitude in my heart” and explore love in different facets, with the goal of inviting and motivating more “Love Spreaders” for a change. Marius put his heartfelt vocals on two songs (“Joy” and “Wait and See”) that were written and produced by guitarist and genre hit maker Paul Brown. Six others were helmed by another premiere urban jazz chart-topper, Chris “Big Dog” Davis.

Reviewed by Nagamag on November 5, 2021