Marillion Embrace Freedom Of Being Non-Mainstream


(Prog) Marillion say being out of the mainstream gives them the freedom to write about anything they want - a luxury some other artists don't enjoy. They recently revealed the first track from their 18th album FEAR (F*** Everyone And Run) titled The New Kings.

Frontman Steve Hogarth reports he's not constrained in what he can write about as he doesn't have to make compromises in his music. He tells Prog: "The other freedom of expression I have as a lyricist comes from being in this band. I know I can get away with being honest and it won't terminate our career.

"For most artists that would be the end. Even bands like U2, there would be a limit to how much Bono could open his mouth politically without damaging their sales base.

"We're not in that mainstream so we don't even have to consider those compromises. Nobody in the band has ever come along to me and said, 'Are you sure you want to say that?' I'm quite surprised really." Read more here.

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