Marc's new album, Brisk & Breezy, sees him revisit the “jaunty acoustipop” of his former band, Marc Block and the Breezes, overdubbing his own voice, guitar, bouzouki, harmonicas and percussion, with further backing vocals by Rachel Delicata and double bass by Martin Bentley. It’s an exuberant collection of mostly original songs, including new recordings of some of Marc’s old favourites from his younger days.
For many years I was in an unhealthy relationship, broadly coinciding with the time I wasn't writing songs. During that time I kept thinking of the phrase "one step forward, two steps back", and finally it came to this song. I wrote down seemingly random lines during a train journey, which I later fashioned into not so much a narrative, as some verses that rhymed. It’s heavily Bob Dylan-influenced, and I promise never again to name-check him in a song.