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"Never Be My Wife": Marcel van Tetering's Bold Statement in Classic Rock


"Never Be My Wife" cover art
"Never Be My Wife" cover art

I Panic's latest single melds 80's rock with modern flair, echoing the storytelling genius of The Cure and R.E.M.

Dutch singer and multi-instrumentalist Marcel van Tetering, the force behind I Panic, ushers in 2024 with a compelling narrative in his latest single, "Never Be My Wife." Born in the rich musical environment of his grandmother's record store and evolved from a band setup to a powerful solo project, I Panic reflects Marcel's lifelong journey in music.


"Never Be My Wife" is a guitar-driven homage to classic rock, infused with the signature post-punk and 80's new wave vibes reminiscent of The Cure, yet distinctly marked by I Panic's unique theatrical twist. The song narrates a quirky love tale where conventional norms are questioned, capturing the listener with its catchy hook and thought-provoking lyrics.



Marcel's deep-rooted appreciation for storytelling in music is evident. The lyrics, as crucial as the melody, weave a narrative that holds the suspense, much like the works of his inspirations—Tom Waits to David Bowie. The track's pulsating bass, synthesizer pads, and unexpected harmonic changes in the chorus are a testament to Marcel's meticulous craftsmanship, ensuring that "Never Be My Wife" isn't just heard but felt.


This release is an experience, culminating anticipation for the EP, "Growing Up In Public," which is slated for release at the end of February. The EP promises a journey through Marcel's musical evolution, featuring new renditions of beloved tracks and a surprise unreleased song.


As Marcel van Tetering continues to defy genres and expectations, "Never Be My Wife" stands as a bold statement in the realm of alternative rock, beckoning listeners to embrace the storytelling power of music. So, tune in, and let I Panic take you on an unforgettable auditory adventure.


Genre: Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk

Mood: Energetic, Theatrical, Ironic, Reflective




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