"Our music is pop - simple and melodic... inviting and sexy," says vocalist Marcus Harmon of electropop duo MICKEY CUPID. For a band whose very name evokes Disney's signature mascot and the Roman deity of desire, Mickey Cupid's new independently-released EP PARADE is playful and fresh while being deeply rhythmic and sultry, showcasing a newfound maturity for a band that is little more than four years old. "This EP feels to us like going back to when we started this band," adds producer Matt Nannetti. "We didn't want to think too much about where to take our music or who we wanted to sound like. We just wanted to make music that felt fresh to us, and that we would be happy to perform on stage."
The first single and video "Oh You" captures that intent perfectly, hitting hard with an Outkast-like crunch and infused with sauntering and immediate pop lusciousness. The video can be viewed here:http://youtu.be/EIRDu3lTldw or below. "This song was a collaborative effort," explains Marcus, describing mainly the songwriting but also harkening the transcontinental makeup of the band – Marcus in NYC and Matt in Belgium. "We both split the lyric and melody writing. The song is basically about how relationships can be so mysterious, destructive and also very beautiful. Even though you may be sharing so much with each other, you may never really know them."
PARADE is available as a FREE download at the band's website: http://www.mickeycupidmusic.com/