GRAMMY nominated Greenville, SC native Marcus King released a new single, “Rescue Me,” on Friday. The musician paired the release with a live video of the track shot at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville.
“Rescue Me” begins with a smoky guitar lick. King’s voice contains all of its distinct soulful charm as he sings “All I need / All I’m wanting / Something sweet / To take all this pain that’s been haunting me.” While the sound is ripe with hedonistic blues rock appeal, lyrically, King delves into painful personal subject matter.
“This song is a literal cry for help, one of the least metaphorical tracks on the record, and a memory that’s difficult to relive each night but is important to remember,” King told American Songwriter, who premiered the song.
“Rescue Me” is the latest preview track off King’s upcoming solo album Young Blood, which was produced by Dan Auerbach and is set to drop August 26.
Watch the live video for “Rescue Me” below.