On Twitter last night, Clement Marfo was talking deep about the hard work and graft it took to get to this position, and about an hour ago he was talking about the industry that hinders the moving forward. Complaining of no movement on an album release date which should’ve been this Autumn. Also about how Clement Marfo & The Frontline had been tipped along side artists like Stooshe and Lianne La Havas as ones to watch this year, and with this I think he’s got a very big point.
Artists like these have had a great start to 2012, and not that Clem and the band have had a bad one, but with ability like theirs you’d expect them to really have kicked on. Judging by the emotion from Clem’s tweets today, you have to believe that their label is really holding them back, which is a really shame, because they have a dedicated fan base, which with the release of “Champion” has been forever growing. Surely now would be the best time for the label to push hard for Clement Marfo, while attention is high, surely?
Well things turned dramatically when Clem actually leaked 5 tracks for their album in a folder entitled #fuckthelabel, and here’s one of them, an absolute festival smash, “Rowdy“. A track filled with so much hard energy you actually begin to feel the same anger. Partly due to the energy of the track, and partly down to the lack of effort from the label, meaning that this track and more like them are being held back from us. You’ve singed them, now let us hear them. Big up to Clem for making a stand!
You can still grab copies of the 5 unreleased tracks HERE