Mark St. John
“King Orange” is a raw, yet fun and engaging single from Mark St. John, a talented singer/songwriter with a lifelong passion for real back-to-basics rock & roll a la Lou Reed.
Recently, he took to the Internet to release “King Orange.” On YouTube, there is a cool video of “King Orange” with a lot of images relevant to the track and its meaning. One of the most distinctive elements of this release is definitely St.john’s unique voice. He reminds me of iconic performers the likes of Joe Strummer as well as Elvis Costello, only to mention a few. The arrangement is a catchy rock with a strong melody, and it really makes me think of what it might sound like if Tom Waits had an opportunity to go and jam with Huey Lewis and the News. The structure of this song is refreshingly simple, fueled by a creamy, driven electric guitar tone. In addition to that, there is something truly special about a track that flows so seamlessly and spontaneously, channeling the authentic feel of rock music and more.
At the end of the day, this is a song that is entertaining, but also very thought-provoking, making for a unique feel.