#DXCLUSIVE: L'Orange & Solemn Brigham Bring "Demonstration" As Marlowe

HipHopDX Premiere – Producer L’Orange and MC Solemn Brigham finally link up on the Washington to North Carolina connect for their upcoming album self-titled Marlowe album. The two have been friends for years and plan on releasing a new album as Marlowe through Mello Music Group on July 13.

For the latest single f the album, L’Orange crafted a funky sample-based beat that’s rough around the edges in all the right spots while Solemn lays down quick-paced bars that will “open your mind for some ventilation.”

Solemn explained the immediate chemistry on this track when they worked on it in the studio.

#DXCLUSIVE: L'Orange & Solemn Brigham Bring "Demonstration" As Marlowe

“‘Demonstration’ was one the first tracks we worked on for Marlowe and I think it benefited from us actually being in the studio together,” he said. “As soon as I heard the beat I heard my bars. And as soon as L’Orange heard my bars he knew how the song needed to be structured. Everything was cohesive. In this digital age I think it’s important for artists to remember that some energy you can only get in person.”

L’Orange and Solemn also broke down the specifics that creative process in a short Q&A below.

HipHopDX: What’s the connection between the initial guitar sample and then the actual beat that starts 10 seconds in?

L’Orange: I try to build my songs in ways that feel familiar but new. I like putting together dissimilar textures. On “Demonstration,” an unorthodox structure felt like the most interesting approach to me.

DX: You have a line in the hook “I’ve been banned before.” What is that in reference to?

Solemn Brigham: “Demonstration” is a bold announcement. When I say I’ve been banned before, I mean that I’m familiar with the feeling exclusion, so much that my approach at this point is fearless. That’s why I follow up with “one man band the show,” because despite that I still keep the show going.

DX: What is the significance the title the track?

SB: Marlowe carries heavy themes and demonstrations ten end silently so this is more than that. This record is Marlowe in full flex, a declaration self.

DX: What’s the perfect setting to listen to this song and the album?

SB: This album will give you fuel right before any pivotal moment or give you food when your rap-ears thirst for content. Listen pre-blazed or after the second hit.

L: In headphones, on a bus, on your way to work and accidentally making eye contact with the old woman in the seat across from you.

Pre-order the album here.