MARK IMPERIAL, an up-and-coming pop-rock musician from Australia, collaborates with BENJAMIN PARKES on his latest release, “I MISS YOU,” which is set to make waves in the pop-rock world. It is driven by sweeping instrumental warm, smooth guitars and an equally gentle yet emotionally weighted leading voice. It provides a brilliantly composed song that somehow connects to the track’s underlying principles.
He was born in Australia and raised in the Philippines, but Mark Imperial is a Sydney-based Pop-Rock performer with a distinct sound and style.
The band he and his friends formed as teenagers, influenced by groups like 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182, and Green Day, seemed like a dream come true. His personal experiences in life and the unexpected seasons he encountered as an artist have inspired his enthusiasm for music.
When he turned 23 in 2021, he released his first single, “HEARTBREAKER,” to the world, which was inspired by his own experience and propelled by a desire to offer a “remedy” for others who had been brokenhearted by the loss of loved ones. However, the song’s vibrant and humorous representation of being crushed brought out a positive message that living through the season of brokenheartedness may also be joyful.
With the incredibly engaging “I MISS YOU,” MARK IMPERIAL AND BENJAMIN PARKES celebrate authentic rock and pop on all levels, delivering a thunderous anthem of sleek guitars, gritty rock vocals with catchy pop vocals, and passionately intentional lyricism.
Though their music always strikes a chord, this latest single seems to bring through a whole new level of personality and identity.
The lead singer, in particular, appears to be immediately connected to the subject matter at hand, as evidenced by both the lyrics and the emotional, energetic manner in which they’re delivered.
With the song clocking in at almost three minutes, the intensity and sincerity must truly kick in to grab your attention, which it does.
MARK IMPERIAL AND BENJAMIN PARKES’ vocals are taut and passionate, panging with regret and sounding like they belong to a love-lost story that should appeal to a wide range of listeners. They instantly sympathize with the chorus as they sing close to the microphone for added intensity.
A beautiful collaboration — absolutely worth a few streams; immerse yourself in the moment for a while.