While How We Intended does not embody the stellar instrumentation or exceptional penmanship many have come to expect from Marlon Craft, it still exhibits his classic sound in a more introspective way. How We Intended is the first time that Craft has come across as truly relatable. This comes on account of his puzzling attitude towards the degradation that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our society. As with every artist finding inspiration and drive to compose and release music during a time where music seems the least important, Marlon Craft was able to shake off those feelings and present something profoundly personal and expressive. As a project to reflect his musical journey thus far, it may not have been all he intended it to be, but that’s where How We Intended relates to our crushed expectations for an exciting year like 2020 assured.
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