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. 

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


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