Jesse Markin releases his second single “Treat”

Photo: Kai Kuusisto
Photo: Kai Kuusisto
“Jesse Markin’s ability to truly nail a subject lends his music a certain intensity, and this rushes through his new single.” – Robin Murray / Clash Magazine

Following the release of his debut single Blood, Jesse Markin returns with his new single Treat, out on VILD Recordings 12th of October. Whereas Blood leaned strongly towards indie-pop, we now see the emerging Liberian-born, Finnish artist broadening his style towards club-oriented rhythms balanced with harder beats and basslines on production.

Originally making his name as rapper for the group The Megaphone State – producing three critically-acclaimed hip-hop albums – his new solo project moves him forward both musically and thematically, broadening his style from rapping to singing for the first time.

Speaking on the track, Markin states: “Treat is a song about dedication. Acknowledging your own mistakes and growth. Production-wise,  incorporating different rhythms and executing them came very naturally for this song. I wanted a track that is easy to approach, but at the same time a track that has a deeper and meaningful layer to it through lyrics. So with every listen you are able to find something new”.