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“I WILL NEVER (Let you down)” by I Panic Marcel

I Panic is an alternative rock band formed in 1987 by Dutch singer and multi instrumentalist Marcel van Tetering. Originally founded as a band, Marcel retained the name as a solo project to write, arrange and record his songs. After years of songwriting and recording his music as home demo's, besides playing piano, guitar and singing in various bands, he finally gave up the idea of reviving I Panic as a "real" band but adapted the concept of being a one-man-band and turned the home demo's in proper productions.

As a self-taught composer and performer, Marcel's diverse musical influences led him to create music that is sometimes difficult to categorize. He has explored a number of different styles, but his music is best described as alternative rock with a touch of

theatre. Finding inspiration in a range of artists from Tom Waits, Cole Porter, Randy Newman, and Jacques Brel to David Bowie, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Fischer-Z, and R.E.M.

For I Panic the Ivrics of the songs are just as important as the music. Lyrics should be like storytelling and a good story feeds on the tension of not knowing what will happen. Marcel turns daily life events into songs like catchy little stories with a hinge for irony. With the release of the first original songs in 2021 a new and exciting episode for I Panic starts.


Maybe it is because of the lockdowns, but in 2020 he wrote more than a few songs about friendship and support. I Will Never is one of those. The intro (first 45 seconds) sort of sets the stage, more observing, in a darker atmosphere and the second part is more the supporting part, in different style and key. I Panic is a magnificent musicianship. He says “my music will tell you more about me than I will ever“. Listen to I will never here!

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Blog Writer 👩‍💻: Garcia


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