Preller stuns with instrumental track
More in the works
09 September 2021 | Art and Entertainment
Mark Preller; Musician; “… a collection of concepts.”
Swakopmund-based musician Mark Preller recently released an instrumental track titled “Final Frontier”.
Preller says that he worked on the project for years. “The track is a collection of concepts. I would think of little bits as time went by and eventually, they all came together,” he explained.
Preller relocated to Swakopmund after living most of his life in Cape Town, South Africa and in Windhoek.
Upon his arrival in Swakopmund in September 2020, Preller reunited with an old friend, Gernot Fritze of Nautilus Studios, to record “Final Frontier”.
Despite the immense pride Preller has in this single, fans are not likely to see it live.
“‘Final Frontier’ just won’t translate well to a live audience. I prefer to take an acoustic guitar and sing a few tunes for the live performances,” he said.
One piece that Preller hopes will be presented on a live stage is his next single as it includes vocals.
He started work on this specific project in January but foresees that it will only be ready for release by next year.
“I’m not one of those musicians who sits down and writes a song in 10 minutes. It takes me a while to really finish a song,” he says.
Preller started singing in his school days but truly got drawn to music by legends Prince and Michael Jackson. “It was music I wasn’t supposed to listen to, honestly. I was surrounded by conservative people.”
Nonetheless, the androgyny and excellent performance of these artists intrigued him.
Preller still exhibits classic tendencies.
“I want to release an album because I’m a big fan of albums. In this culture it is more popular to release singles but I would love to release a collection of songs that follow a concept and a narrative,” he said.