Marcus Collins Says Stevie Wonder Influenced His Album - Video

11 February 2012, 11:45

The 23 year-old singer says his debut record was heavily inspired by Motown artists.

Marcus Collins has revealed his new album was influenced by legendary artists like Al Green and Stevie Wonder.

The 'Seven Nation Army' singer is preparing to launch his debut self-titled album next month, and has spoken about how R&B and Motown heavily shaped the sound of the record. 

"The direction that I went with this album is old school," Marcus told Capital FM. "I wanted to do things that are so built in to music, I think, and that have really filtered down and affected so many artists since R&B and Motown came about.

"There's little, not samples, but nods towards like The Supremes, things from Al Green, Stevie Wonder," he explained.

"There's so many influences that I've tried to take a little [from]. Just take some of that magic and make sure I can put it into something that I can rework and make sure that it's contemporary and that it'll work." 

The 23 year-old Liverpudlian chose to release a cover of The White Stripes 'Seven Nation Army' as his debut single. 

Marcus Collins will officially release 'Seven Nation Army' on 4th March, while the album 'Marcus Collins' will follow later that month.

Watch Marcus Collins discussing what fans can expect from his album below:

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