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Enriched in subtle tones and deep lyricism that pull at the heartstrings, Mulherin is on a fast track to stardom. The twin duo (Marshall & Parker) from Tennessee uprooted their lives in chase of the American Dream in the city of angels. Mulherin has a sound that allows for a deeper understanding of the world around them. It’s not rooted deep in heartbreak or shallow tones but stands on its own as a fusion of R&B with moments of indie rock. For the uninitiated, Mulherin continues to develop their sound beyond human understanding.
Over the years, Mulherin has released singles, improving with each record. Mulherin’s discography also allows listeners a glimpse into the range of the twins. On their 2018 single “Alone,” Mulherin keeps a steady flow of pace, singing in the form of a weary soul. Mulherin links up with R&B singer Dijon for a powerful ballad in “On Me.” The beginning of the single takes a more acoustic route. As the single plays out, we get a more signature sound from Mulherin. Mulherin’s production with Dijon makes for a very insightful track. Throughout their music, Mulherin shows their passion and love for the finer things in music.
Mulherin released their debut album, Human Nature, back in 2018. The 18 min project dives into what makes for such strong emotion. While very short, it gives us a view into something special happening within Mulherin. Despite some shortcomings, the duo has continued to prevail in the face of uncertainty. Last year, Mulherin released their second album, Blurry. Keeping in theme with the last album, Mulherin offers very few tweaks to an already perfect essence of the project.
It’s very hard to pinpoint where Mulherin will continue to pursue their sound. They tend to hover along the border of R&B but seemed to have carved out a sub-genre all their own. Their harmonizing shifts the tone of their songs in a way no seen usually in music. Mulherin has become a master of human emotion. We can look forward to their music with their new upcoming single, “Dance with You,” dropping today.