The soulful voice behind the hit single 2AM, Adrian Marcel has joined forces with Jane Handcock for his new single So Good from his newest project – RNBAY SZN – out now. Download / Stream here

Embodying the spirt and sounds of the Bay Area, So Good introduces listeners to a fresh genre, RNBAY, that Marcel and producer Sonny B. of CRSB have been pioneering. Inspired by their home-town’s unique sound landscape, the legend Clyde Carson, and the timeless vibe of Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall. Marcel and Handcock, with Sonny B.’s production expertise, aimed to blend these elements to create a track that resonates with both nostalgia and contemporary flair. So Good is the perfect title, according to Marcel, as it encompasses the feeling and energy from the inception of the track to its final cut. Making the single an ultimate year-round anthem.

Adrian Marcel further expressed his excitement about the single, saying, ‘So Good’ represents more than just a song; it’s a homage to the Bay, to the legends like Clyde Carson who’ve paved the way, and to the future of our sound. It’s a record that you can vibe to at anytime, anywhere, and it encapsulates everything the Bay Area stands for – innovation, resilience, and, above all, good vibes.

Dive into the heart of So Good and feel the RNBAY vibes that Adrian Marcel, Jane Handcock, and Sonny B. have masterfully crafted. This isn’t just a song; it’s a homage, a movement, and a fresh chapter in music history.



East Oakland’s own Adrian Marcel is solidifying himself as an R&B chameleon whose smooth and sultry sonics pair seamlessly with his boldness and emotional bravery. With an across-the-board artistic upbringing and versatile Bay Area cultivation, Marcel’s organically resonant work provides palatability and relatability, allowing fans to feel seen and heard regardless of where they’re from or who they are. His work largely pertains to the importance and power of passionate love, a topical testament to his generation-spanning influences such as Al Green, Donny Hathaway, Ginuwine and Maxwell. A graduate of the prestigious Oakland School For the Arts, Marcel’s attraction to music became paramount to his being early on.

Under the tutelage and direction of his mentor, Grammy-winning R&B singer Raphael Saadiq, Marcel developed a following thanks to a steady string of projects in the mid-2010s, which featured musical assists from major acts like Kelly Rowland and rappers Wale and Too $hort. His debut mixtape, 2013’s 7 Days Of WEAK, was released under Universal Republic Records, and featured production by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Beatroc and more. The seven-song effort introduced fans to the open, emotionally driven lyricist Marcel continues to be. Shortly after, he notched his first platinum-selling single, “2 AM,” a trap-influenced rhythmic banger with accompaniment by rapper Sage The Gemini and found himself on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs chart for 10 weeks in 2015, thanks to his rap-sung single “Take Your Time.”


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