The re-invented Marina City busted open their return with support slots for JUDAH AND THE LION, LOVELYTHEBAND, JOYWAVE & COIN; a sold out headliner; and music featured on TEEN MOM 2, WGN, and in CHICAGO BULLS games. The quintet ushered in their new era by transforming their writing style to be influenced by their childhood heroes. In stripping themselves to their core and rebuilding to the members roots; Marina City crafted a fresh Alternative Pop and R&B combination.
The slinky and seductive first single, ADDICTED completed the transformation to the new era. Idobi Radio championed ADDICTED describing the single as “…the last kiss before you say goodbye…but the memories will go on and on, which means this won’t be the last time you get “Addicted”. Their follow up single was a Prince inspired summer anthem called, STRAWBERRY that led EARMILK to declare "Marina City's up-tempo, energetic music is beautiful, funky, and extremely irresistible." The kinky single is layered with tongue and cheek lyrics, a tantalizing vocal performance, and gut-busting bass which further solidified the quintet's sound.
Lead vocalist and lyricist, Ryan Argast showed off his writing chops with the groovy but thought provoking, MONEY. By bringing the listener on the same trip his grandmother and him are taking; Argast shares what life is like after his grandfather passes. Throughout the song Argast is fighting his grandmother's depression by taking her on reckless and spontaneous adventures.
ADDICTED, STRAWBERRY, and MONEY headline Marina City’s newest EP, The Crush. The 6 song journey weaves in and out of the trials and tribulations of the band members’ self discovery. In 2020 Marina City has grown up, discovered themselves, and with THE CRUSH at the helm, they are about to set fire to the industry.