Thomas, 40...likes hiking and trap music (caption stolen from Thomas)
“yes, I’d like some chicken fingers, the creme brulee and an HDMI cable please”
wish i could properly express the joy/musical highlights of saturday night’s benefit for the @apollotheater. getting to “join” the world’s greatest band ( @theroots) for 3 songs, receiving the intro of life from a true prolific genius @pharrell, and backing up @jamiefoxx (our greatest living all-round entertainer?) who then plucked @revwon out of the crowd and we all rocked “walk this way”. ALSO, LOS ANGELES! I CANNOT WAIT TO BRING YOU CLUB HEARTBREAK AUG 15 with such special special guests. bring all your late night feelings to the dancefloor. can’t wait to see you 💔💔💔💔 (first pic by @samantharonson, the rest by your boy)
i love this video. took minute to get it right for u. tell me how u find it--now it’s finally out @camila_cabello 💔
‘put up a fight to find u’. who will find our hero Camila first? the hunt begins tomorrow @ 4pm UK/8am PST… FIND U AGAIN premiere link in bio 💔
morning everyone. so, i posted some pics i took at coachella this year. i GENUINELY don’t consider myself a photographer (and this isn’t your regular ronson self-deprecating bullshit), but i do love anything analogue. and a bygone mechanism (the ricoh gr-1) that runs on film, well of course that appeals to a “retro-guy” like your boy. anyway, some of the pics came out pretty good (shout out @snappysnapsmarylebone), plus u can’t really take a bad picture of @kingprincess69 tbh. then @lradel from @thecut dm’d me and said she liked my photos and asked if i’d like to do a photo essay on another festival. i was a little stunned but always psych’d to try something new so i suggested Glasto—it’s the best festival in the world, the people are incredible, and it would give me a sense of purpose/a good reason not to get out my head for 3 days (although getting out my head wouldn’t have been the best option considering i dj’d 4 times and crashed about 3 people’s sets on either gtr or bass). so please go to thecut.com and check out my essay. thank u to everyone who let me take their pic in the crowd, all the bands too, glasto, the best place on earth. and Liane for seeing something in me i certainly never would have love u as always Mark
so Late Night Feelings is officially a week old. it’s been cool to get the nice reviews no doubt, but honestly the absolutely best thing has just been seeing the comments from you all. how everyone has one favourite song or even a couple, and to see people just as passionate about the deep cuts (“why hide” “true blue” and “2am” etc..) as much as the bangers. i’m so fucking proud of this record and to see it cut through some of you, i mean, that’s why i do this. love u always mark
Definitely not rehearsing for anything 💔💔💔
late night feelings: good to the last drip. and get these signed vinyls on my store. love mark 📸 @t_reymore
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS OUT NOW WORLD WIDE 💔
i guess i’ve said quite alot about this record up to now, that it’s a break-up record full of “sad bangers” that came in the wake of certain events in my life. and while it may have been inspired & held together by my own formidable heartbreak— in reality, everyone’s truth is contained here in this album. @lykkeli, @kingprincess69, @camila_cabello, @yebbasmith, @aliciakeys, @thelastartful, @mileycyrus, @angelolsenmusic, @dianagordon, @romythexx , @ilsey. so i want to thank them, these women—some of my favourite musician/singer/songwriters of this modern era—for lending their astounding voices/words/melodies and life experience (often painful) to this collection and for being so giving with their time, feelings and emotions. i need to thank my ex-wife Josephine whom i love and has had to see her name mentioned in every single article about this record while she does her own healing. finally, “Late Night Feelings” is for anyone who’s ever felt that twinge, or rather gut punch, of the breakup—that enveloped sadness that makes you wonder “when the f**k will this ever end?”. but you know what they say, time heals all wounds. in the meantime, treat this album like your band-aid. love Mark p.s. this album is dedicated to @blujemz
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS OUT NOW WORLD WIDE 💔
We’ll be breaking hearts in Paris ce soir with some of my favourite DJ’s ( @fionazanetti @dimitrifromparisofficial @breakbot @irfane @bbbostonbun) Here’s some highlights from Club Heartbreak NYC last week (thank u @bartschland @iconapop @hqnkkorsan @eliescobarnyc @lykkeli @yebbasmith @zeligwest). Late Night Feelings out Friday 💔. 🎥 @skeletoncrewtech
I don’t fuck with King Princess. As in, i don’t fuck with her music. As in, the music of King Princess is so wonderfully unique and in a world of its own that i don’t touch it. we’ve both figured out she’s better off having me as the label, cheerleader, occasional bouncing board, drum mic’er etc.. anyway. and it’s not for lack of trying. in the early days, we tried a couple of sessions. for some reason, it just didn’t work. maybe we’re both too stubborn, maybe we do too much of the same thing. doesn’t matter, we just figured out our dynamic early. doesn’t mean i don’t love her or her music any less. i just keep off the grass. (she does not keep off the grass btw, big doinks etc...) i knew i needed her on Late Night Feelings tho so we tried a couple sessions. maybe more than a couple. i would say at least 5 songs were written en route to Pieces of Us. they weren’t bad, but they weren’t special. and i needed it to give me the feeling. the emo-tinged, sad banger thing— like when she sings “did you mean it when you said i was pretty?” on 1950. so we were all out in Shangri-La studios and me, Lykke and Ilsey were working in the main studio and her and mike were down in the little shed studio working on some ideas. see, King Princess is a little too talented. with her knowledge of chords, melodic gifts, and ableton prowess, she can fire up a decent tune in 15 minutes. so every 15 minutes, she’d hike up the hill to the main house and play me a new song idea. looking at with me with a touch of excitement, eagerness which would quickly turn to mild annoyance when i told her it wasn’t quite the thing yet. and then she’d head back down the hill, more annoyed and go back to the drawing board. you see, i love Mikaela/KP and she was guaranteed a spot on the album next to miley, angel, yebba etc… no matter what, but i wanted her to steal the show a little too. she’s the queen/king of my label, @zeligwest. there’s something at stake here. back to that night…so this might have happened two or three more times that night, her marching up the hill, new song in tow. me like, “more heartbreak!” finally, she came back with the first verse and chorus of “pieces of us”—her...
kevin parker is a friend of mine. he’s also one of my favourite music makers of the past twenty years. it can be weird to hang out and be friends with someone whose music you listen to so much. music you might listen to when you’re sad, joyous or just need something to get you through that boring af last 4 mins on the treadmill. and then after all that, you’re just hanging out a couple days later with your mate, Kev. i guess at the end of the day, i make music. i’m around people who make music. some of them have superpowers. whatever and ever, amen etc…. me and kevin were working on some music a few summers ago. There was a dope ass song with @sza we never got to finish (but u can probably find it on the web cause of a stolen hard drive 😟) and a demo called “Laurie”—which had a very very memorable, bittersweet melody with no lyrics only mumbles. and the real moment of glory was a minor to major key modulation in the pre-chorus (which became “and now the tears in your eyes…”) that made my hairs stand up every single time it happened. the genius of kevin parker who channels so much r&b influence in his music, to me, it could have been an 80’s Janet chord change. to him, it’s just what comes out. by the time i realized i was making a heartbreak album, i emailed Kevin and said “hey, are u using this for the new tame album? if not, can i try and finish it?” i had to ask him because when i was making uptown special, there was a cute, comic moment when he sent me a demo to maybe fuck with and then asked for it back a couple weeks later. and that song became “i’m a man”… all good, i was more than happy with “daffodils”. anyway, the melody was so fucking good. the sadness, the triumph, the soul, the emo. i knew i had to turn it into something. but the song had no structure, just a bunch of good parts. as usual, i tried 80 fucking drumbeats til i got a good feel for it. and sat on this demo for a minute… a couple months later, on the way to the airport in NY, i was listening to the radio in z-100, hoping to catch a spin “electricity” (shout out @dualipa, @diplo)—it was just starting to get burn— and “never be the same” came on and i was like “THAT IS OUR VOICE!!!”
FIND U AGAIN ft @camila_cabello produced by me & Kevin Parker out now. Enjoy 💔
One of these knobs plays music, I swear. (Fun fact: I’m wearing a Speedo in this picture.) #vvscarletnight
To all the amazing mothers out there...here’s a few pics of me and mine ❤️❤️❤️. I love you. I would also not be fully forthright if I didn’t say how much I’m thinking about Peggy Lipton on this day and the beautiful daughters that she raised. I love you, Peggy.
“Baz-Boys Baz-Boys, whatcha gonna do...”🎶 caption by @justintheroux, pic by whoever he handed his camera to (sorry can’t remember). Swipe left for one of Justin licking my shirt and a fairly cute one of me ft IG megastars @alexachung & @harrystyles whilst dj’ing the @gucci Met after party
@maisonvalentino and a camp curly q at the Met Gala (thank you @voguemagazine). I watched a lot of John Waters and tried to work some camp into my usual big dad energy...Was especially great to see the history and legacy of camp represented by @rupaulofficial @ageofaquaria @violetchachki + other queer icons. Oh and finally, swipe to see me & Harry (?) DJing the afterparty. 💔
I’m not in this picture but it’s still good
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...Hans Luke & Leia in 2008. Catch me live with Hans (aka @nicholasgrimshaw) on radio 1 at 6pm today!
Drop a 💔 in the comments if you watched the new video for Late Night Feelings today (if you didn’t, the link is in my bio). Love u. Mark 📸 @jacobbix
Get in loser we're streaming Late Night Feelings 📸 @paul.mclean1
here’s a letter i wrote for u. let me know which track you’re digging most from the snippets and dad might leak something
i met the songwriter Ilsey Juber one day a little while back. we actually linked to work on some Silk City stuff. i was supposed to be working on my own album too (the follow up to Uptown Special) but i had no idea what to do or where to start or what i wanted to say. so i was doing alot of procrastinating. i was, shall we say, a little shook. anyway, after a long, fruitless day of writing over some tracks i had lying around, i decided i had kind of had enough and was gearing up to leave for the night. with a slightly frustrated but also “never say die” attitude, Ilsey asks if i want to try one more idea. in my head i’m thinking, “no. i actually want you to leave so i too can go home and hang with my dogs” but i nod “ok”. so i start playing some chords, and they feel a little more interesting than what we’ve been doing and she immediately starts singing this wonderful haunting/soulful melody and my hairs stand up a little. within half an hour, we have the first verse and pre chorus of “late night”. within a week or so, Lykke shows up to the studio and we all finish writing the tune together. when she came up with the phrase “late night feelings”, i knew pretty much right away that’s what the album would be called. i remember the excitement of feeling that this was the first piece of music i had worked on in ages that seemed to point in a new direction, it was weirdly telling me, ‘hey, this is what your new album needs to feel like”. somber sexy dancey spooky lustful longing but still fun somehow. a year or so later, i now have a whole album of “somber sexy dancey spooky lustful longing but still fun somehow” songs with some of the most talented, unique, important singers of this era. some of my absolute favourites. heroes. so check out the song that started it all. “late night feelings”. X 📸 @jacobbix
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @lykkeli 💔 NEW SINGLE OUT NOW - swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @ilsey 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @angelolsenmusic 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @mileycyrus 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @kingprincess69 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @yebbasmith 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @camila_cabello 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
do u ever have feelings late in the night?
@kingprincess69 presents her wonderful line of age-inclusive merch. Here’s a snippet of our #latenightfeelings banger “pieces of us”. BONUS CUT: swipe for Father John Misty / KP dance video 📸 @t_reymore
Someone annoyingly asked me why I never smile in photos to which I angrily responded “May the fleas of 1,000 camels infest your armpits!” And then we took this pic 📸 @sharkandpalm
walked past this spot on the way to work today. Probably ate lunch here 4 times a week when I had the home studio round the corner. Turkey burgers + R&B = the diet of my 20’s. Look at me now, all faro + 💔. Hold on to your dreams, kids! Love uncle Mark...p.s. thank u to my longtime friend Jenny who just took over as ceo at @jw_anderson and sent me this bomb-ass bomber (and never asked me to post anything)