Marcus Whale is a musician and performer working on Gadigal land (Sydney), a member of groups Collarbones and BV.
His second album, Lucifer, mines the grand drama of good and evil from Catholicism to make a case for Lucifer, the brightest and most beautiful angel, as a light for those forsaken by God.
Extending on the orchestral scope of debut album Inland Sea (co-produced by HTRK’s Nigel Lee-Yang), the self-produced Lucifer places the fallen angel in a strange and uncanny intersection of soundworlds, as linked to the sci-fi elasticity of contemporary club music as to 90s industrial metal or the ecclesiastical tones of an organ-accompanied church choir. At the centre of each song lies Whale’s voice, whose melodies serve as a guide through this spooky milieu.
Lucifer follows Collarbones’ 2019 album Futurity and 2016 solo album Inland Sea, each longlisted for the Australian Music Prize.