Mancunian alternative R&B/electronic artist Adio Marchant, once the lead vocalist of the six-piece band Kid British, is now known by the name Bipolar Sunshine. He’s been building up a buzzed-about solo career over the past few years, crafting music that dips into the pop, R&B, and dance pools.
Bipolar Sunshine’s aim is to create music that is thought-provoking and stylistically diverse, showcasing his range as an artist. With producer Jazz Purple at his side, Bipolar Sunshine’s interesting vision of alternative music has attracted a slew of fans, including heavy-hitters like A$AP Rocky and London Grammar.
Bipolar Sunshine released his debut EP Aesthetics in 2013 and quickly followed it up with the Drowning Butterflies EP that same year. The artist has provided guest vocals to numerous dance tracks, including I Got What You Need by Lane 8, Middle by DJ Snake, and the collaborative single Whole Heart with Gryffin.
The latest news from Bipolar Sunshine is his recent unveiling of The Scientist, a cover of Coldplay’s hit which was a major influence on the artist in terms of songwriting. Bipolar Sunshine’s version is even more stripped bare than the original, running on subdued piano notes, reflective vocals, and a touch of reverb guitar, and low-key, burgeoning electronics that build up to a fuller finale complete with an echoed, slowly clacking beat and the artist’s gently cooing exclamations.
Written by: Jen Dan