Jesse Markin’s “Smokestack” is a psychedelic trip through Neverland

Finnish artist Jesse Markin’s new single “Smokestack” is a head-banging tune, replete with fuzzed out guitar riffs while Markin dips in and out of rapping and melodic vocal displays.

The accompanying music video matches the song’s intensity. Bouncing around the full color spectrum, the clip is a psychedelic trip through Markin’s mind.

Talking of the track, Markin says: “As long as I can remember I’ve been a huge fan of 60’s music scene. And for a long time I’ve been vibing to old Woodstock tapes of Hendrix, Santana, Grateful Dead and much more. These performances were the inspiration behind this track. I simply wanted to capture the feeling of those days while bringing something new to the mix with 808’s and rap.

He adds about the video: “With the ‘Smokestack’ music video we took a trip in to the subconscious towards our own Neverland. The colours and shapes we see in the video reflect the different emotions from that journey.”

Having released his debut album ‘FOLK’ in May 2019, Markin has garnered a list of achievements, including winning Newcomer of the Year and the Critics’ choice Award at the Finnish Grammys, and performed at Flow Festival, Ruisrock, Eurosonic Noordeslag, Iceland Airwaves and Ja Ja Ja London. Currently Markin’s working on his second full length with his producer Totte Rautiainen, which is set to be released this Spring.