Marcellus Juvann recently escalated his notoriety from an extremely talented Orlando-based lyricist to a nationally known artist through VH1’s popular show, “Signed.” To say that Juvann dominated in his role in the competition show is an understatement, and this EP, “Carpe Noctem,” comes at a perfect time for him to capitalize on his success.
The EP delivers excellently on his momentum, providing music that shows a marked progression in his talents, while also establishing a foundation for a sound that many already know him for, and many other are only just now finding. The intro track, “A Week Ago,” shows Juvann as very comfortable on the instrumental, sounding like he is positively confident and at home in his flows. The song showcases how low he’s been, how far he’s come, and how far he plans on going, which seems like it could be all the way to the top based off of the bravado he displays.
Other highlights of the project include, “Play Your Role,” and, “Lost.” “Play Your Role” features a heavenly sax that somehow manages to keep pace with the Orlando lyricist’s flows throughout it’s three minutes. On “Lost,” Juvann declares that it’s impossible to find yourself until you lose yourself, as he details his journey through the darkness and into the light.
Carpe Noctem means, “Seize the night,” which, for Marcellus Juvann, represents truth and security. There is no question that this project accomplishes exactly what it sets out for. Stream, “Carpe Noctem,” and pay attention to the rising star that is Marcellus Juvann.