New Audio: Norway’s MARBLES Shares Breezy and Introspective “World Inside Me”

Kolbotn, Norway-based dream pop outfit MARBLES — Ferdinand Widmer (vocals, bass), Marius Ringen (drums), Adrian Sandberg (synths) and Marcus Widmer (guitar) — features members, who come from a variety of musical backgrounds with many of the band’s member also playing in the black metal bands that the city is best known for internationally.

When the band started, its members were initially unsure exactly what sound and genre this new music would be, but they quickly discovered a shred interest in dream pop, indie and disco styles, and they were able to capture a unique vibe together in their jam sessions. That unique vibe was immediately present on their debut single “European Dream.” And from there, the Norwegian outfit quickly honed and built upon the blueprint that song set out for their overall sound.

2020’s self-titled, full-length debut featured songs like “Woman,” She’s So” and the previously released single “Baby Don’t You Get It.”

The band has released two singles this year, which will appear on their soon-to-be announced sophomore EP which is currently slated for an early 2023 release through Playground Music. “World Inside Me,” is MARBLES’ third and latest single of the year — and will also appear on the forthcoming album. “World Inside Me” is deliberately crafted, mid tempo that brings Washed Out and Brothertiger to mind, centered around atmospheric synths textures, a chugging groove, a glistening guitar solo paired with the act’s unerring knack for well-placed hooks and dreamy vocals. But underneath it’s breeziness, the song is underpinned by a deep-seated — and perhaps hard won — introspection

“‘World Inside Me’was written in our most isolated period through the pandemic. It tries to describe a feeling of loneliness that is mostly conjured by our own mind. Even though there are options and offers from the outside world, sometimes you just feel better in your own sphere,” the Norwegian dream pop outfit explains. “Living in your own little world (or bubble) can feel both pleasant and safe, but also quickly turn into a lonesome and desperate state of mind.”