- Words Solly Warner
- Photography Cara Stricker
Manchester-born, Los Angeles-based artist, Bipolar Sunshine, returns with his eagerly anticipated new single “Gone”.
Raised by Jamaican parents, Adio Marchant, aka Bipolar Sunshine, grew up surrounded by a broad spectrum of musical potential. Introduced to everything from The Carpenters to lovers’ rock reggae by his mother, Marchant’s father would also lend a musical hand, playing the drums and instilling a sharp sense of timing in his son. Being exposed to such an upbringing, partnered with Manchester’s ever-evolving musical backdrop, Marchant was able to provide his own take on boundary-pushing, politically fuelled music.
Marchant found huge success and gained many fans when he featured on DJ Snake’s 2015 certified triple platinum record “Middle”, which he also co-wrote and co-produced. Fast forward a few years and off the back of recent collaborations with Surf Mesa, San Holo, MILCK and BabyJake, Bipolar Sunshine makes a resounding return with his new single “Gone”. The track marks his first solo release since his pop-infectious 2017 single “Major Love”.
With its mysterious, swirling instrumentations, husky vocals, and deep, powerful melodies, “Gone” lays the foundations for a new era, whilst commenting on the struggles of love and the power it holds. The single marks Marchant’s first release under his new independent Australian label home, NOiZE Recordings; a new joint venture label between Sony Music Australia and songwriter/producer Jarrad Rogers. “Gone” is also accompanied by a highly cinematic and emotive music video, directed by Cole Daly of Actual Objects.
Notion spoke with Bipolar Sunshine to discuss how he has found new beginnings, how the new single explores duality, and much more.
After spending a few years sharing collaborative projects, is there a sense of a new beginning and reinvigoration now that you’re back with a solo release?
Can you shed some light on how “Gone” acts as a commentary on the different sides of love and how it can be such a powerful thing?