PREMIERE: Marcus King Mourns Fading Love on “One Day She’s Here”

The track is off his Dan Auerbach–produced solo debut “El Dorado,” out in January via Fantasy Records. 
PREMIERE: Marcus King Mourns Fading Love on “One Day She’s Here”

The track is off his Dan Auerbach–produced solo debut “El Dorado,” out in January via Fantasy Records. 

Words: Kim March

photo by Alysse Gafkjen

December 13, 2019


Marcus King has teamed up with Black Keys guitarist-producer Dan Auerbach to release his first ever solo album, El Dorado, which promises to be a soulful blend of southern R&B, country-soul, classic rock, and blues. 

The Marcus King Band was founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013, and along with drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, and sax/steel guitarist Dean Mitchell, Marcus will be touring this month and through much of next year. 

King premiered his new album’s first single “The Well” recently, and following today is a track called “One Day She’s Here,” written by Marcus, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin. The song packages Marcus’ sensual falsetto with strings for a languorous soul vibe about a love who just won’t stay (“one day she’s here, the next she’s gone.”)

Of the track, Marcus shares, “This was a writing session I was a little bit late to and when I got there [Dan and Pat] had this bouncy chord progression. We kind of picked it up from there and started moving forward. A reoccurring theme throughout the record is old Cadillacs. And this idea of something you love fading away into the distance appealed to me as writer. Something that I think everybody can relate to is seeing something fade away like that.”

Auerbach adds, “Marcus is known by so many as a phenom guitar player, and rightfully so. He’s regularly the best player in the room, hands down. I was equally blown away by the way he can sing—so effortless, so soulful, straight from the heart. He’s a naturally gifted writer too, which was clear right away. Everything for him is so innate—that’s why he can always go right to the heart of a song and connect in a deeper way. He’s really one of a kind and I’m proud I got to work alongside him on this record.” 

El Dorado is out January 17 on Fantasy Records in association with Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. To pre-order, go here, and listen to the track/check out tour dates for the Marcus King Band below. 


DEC 13 FRI – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
DEC 14 SAT – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
DEC 15 SUN – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
DEC 17 TUE – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
DEC 18 WED – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
DEC 19 THU – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
DEC 20 FRI – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre & Perf Arts Center
DEC 21 SAT – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
DEC 28 SAT – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium
DEC 29 SUN – Augusta, GA – Miller Theater
DEC 30 MON – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
DEC 31 TUE – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
JAN 7-12 – Jam Cruise 2020 – Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States
JAN 24 – Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
JAN 26 SUN – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
JAN 27 MON – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
JAN 28 TUE – San Diego, CA – Music Box
JAN 30 THR – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas
JAN 31 FRI – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
FEB 1 SAT – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
FEB 4 TUE – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
FEB 6 THR – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
FEB 7 FRI – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
FEB 8 SAT – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
FEB 9 SUN – Vancouver, BC, Canada – The Commodore Ballroom
FEB 11 TUE – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
FEB 13 THR – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
FEB 14 FRI – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
FEB 15 SAT – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
FEB 21 FRI – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe
FEB 22 SAT – Glasgow, UK – Oran More
FEB 23 SUN – Dublin, IE – Whelans
FEB 25 TUE – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
FEB 26 WED – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
FEB 27 THR – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
FEB 28 FRI – Bristol, UK – Thekla
MAR 1 SUN – Paris, FR – L’Alhambra
MAR 2 MON – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
MAR 3 TUE – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
MAR 4 WED – Enschede, NL – Metropool Enschede
MAR 5 THR – Cologne, DE – Kantine
MAR 7 SAT – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen Neukölln
MAR 8 SUN – Hamburg, DE – Mojo Club
MAR 9 MON – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.
MAR 20 FRI – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum – with Chris Stapleton
MAR 21 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall – with Chris Stapleton
APR 5 SUN – Tokyo, JP – Billboard Live Tokyo
APR 7 TUE – Osaka, JP – Billboard Live Osaka
APR 10-12 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Tyagarah, Australia
APR 13 MON – Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia
APR 15 WED – Croxton Park Hotel – Melbourne, VIC, Australia
APR 16 THR – Powerstation – Auckland, New Zealand
APR 22 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center – with Chris Stapleton
APR 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center – with Chris Stapleton
APR 24-26 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
APR 30 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
MAY 1 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
MAY 2 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
JUN 21 – Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop Festival