Marques Young, better known as Q Sound, first came to Malaysia from New York in 2009 as a trombonist as part of an orchestra. Since then he fell in love with the country and decided to stay, trying his hand at songwriting, composing and now producing. He debuted his EP ‘Duel Citizenship’ back in 2016 which showcased his talents as a vocalist, bandleader, and composer. The EP was nominated for Malaysia’s Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) 2016 in the “Best Produced Album” category with fellow artist nominees Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza and Yuna just to name a few. Young has also performed alongside local greats such as Sheila Majid, Joe Flizzow, Atilia, Zainal Abidin among many others.
Young has just dropped his latest new single – ‘You Got It’ featuring Canadian rapper, Vandal. It will be featured as part of his new album that he is currently working on, due to be released this year. It will explore his roots and passion for jazz, R&B, funk, soul, electro and hip-hop. We caught up with Young to find out what drives his passion for music and what it is like to produce in Malaysia.