Bipolar Sunshine is a name that conjures up a world that is a mix of light and dark, of highs and lows. Hailing from Manchester, Adio Marchant (the man behind Bipolar Sunshine) initially started out in the music scene as part of the mostly ska group Kid British. When the group disbanded, he launched his own solo career after realising he can in fact sing. He created his own record label, and started Bipolar Sunshine.
Bipolar Sunshine has been gaining a lot of popularity, teaming up with artists such as Rudimental, and most recently playing at SXSW. He describes his music as sounding like ‘two trains about to crash but stopping the second before collision, just to build tension’.
He’s given us a taste of his latest track, ‘Deckchairs on the Moon’, slated to be released 6th July. This latest track has a beautiful atmospheric start with somewhat slow and melancholic tunes. Marchant’s vocals follow the driving rhythm in contrast to the sweeping melody. It’s a track that allows for escape and takes you to a surreal world, but with an air of slightly bittersweet wistfulness, as at the end he implores “don’t let it end”. It’s gotten some good vibes, being picked by Zane Lowe as the hottest record in the world right now.
If you’re loving this chilled out, dreamy track, you can pre-order this single now. Look forward to an album to be released later this year!
Hometown: Manchester, UK.
Latest EP: Where did the Love go? EP released April 2014.
Sounds like: Toro Y Moi, a little bit Lincoln Jesser.
Say what? Marchant has an obsession with lygers – a cross between tigers and lions.