News: Marc E. Bassy Signs to Republic Records and Releases “Some Things Never Change” Video

His East Hollywood EP Will Be Available at All Digital Retailers October 30th



Critical Praise for Marc E. Bassy:

“His story is one about the amazing results that come from artistic exploration without expectation.” – KQED

“It’s time we all get better acquainted with the one they call Marc E. Bassy.” Okayplayer

“Marc E. Bassy is a fresh voice and one of LA’s own. He fits comfortably in the space between Frank Ocean and Mac Miller.” – LA Music Blog

“His bouncy flow channels the manic energy of Chance The Rapper; the animated style and tempered synths of “Cigarettes” could comfortably fit as a b-side to Acid Rap” – SPIN

“If you’re looking for a soulful vibe to act as the soundtrack for your summer kickbacks, get familiar with Marc E. Bassy.” – XXL

The Video:

Singer songwriter Marc E. Bassy has signed to Republic Records and will release his East Hollywood EP at all digital retailers on October 30th, 2015. Originally released as a free project via his Soundcloud page, the commercial release of the EP will serve as his debut project on his new label. Marc E. Bassy is also releasing his self-directed video for the standout track “Some Things Never Change,” which The FADER called “a sludgy R&B-soul hybrid and an anthem for dream chasers” in their premiere post.

Filmed by his Platter Mob squad (members include Marc E. Bassy, Nic Nac, Bobby Brackins, and Robert Stewart) in his own backyard, the California artist’s video for “Some Things Never Change” is a rare glimpse into his well-guarded psyche. Surrounded by his best friends and his favorite vices, the video follows Marc E. Bassy as he walks through a moonlit carnival, bringing the chorus to life: “Money. Fame. Always on my brain / some things never change, some things never change.”

Explains Marc E. Bassy, “When I say ‘money, fame,’ it’s not just about that. I’m saying that once you’ve begun dedicating your life to something like entertainment you can’t really escape the desire for these things. ‘STNC’ is about being unable to escape a superficial world. When I try to free myself from the usual temptations that come with being a musician, the longing for success pulls me back in. I make music to escape but the music becomes the catalyst for superficiality and I get caught in an infinite loop. It’s like the thing I do to be zen makes me do the most un-zen things. The song is about coming to grips with the fact that all I wanna do is sing my songs all over the world and be successful.”

Marc E. Bassy’s commitment to evolving his artistry knows no depth. As a songwriter he has penned cuts for popstress PIA MIA, 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Usher, Akon, Sean Kingston, Prince Royce, Allen Stone, HBK Gang, and more. Described as “smooth” by The FADER and a “fresh voice” by LA Music Blog, his unique blend of boozy, bass-heavy, sexy storytelling on the East Hollywood EP takes listeners through a recent period in which he went through a series of major transitions. Proud of the work he put in during an especially difficult period of his life, Marc E. Bassy says, “This is my best work to date. I love getting my heart broken. It’s the best – it makes you pick yourself off the floor and do better.”

East Hollywood EP Tracklisting:

1. Some Things Never Change
2. Faded ft. Pia Mia & Wynter Gordon
3. Free Love ft. HBK P-LO
4. Drunk and I’m Drunk ft. Bobby Brackins

Bonus Tracks (different depending on which digital retailer is accessed)
1. XX
2. On Top
3. Good Money

Watch “Some Things Never Change”:

Check out The FADER premiere:


Please contact Michelle if interested in talking with Marc E. Bassy.

Marc E. Bassy Background:

San Francisco-born singer songwriter Marc E. Bassy is an artist who refuses to be pigeonholed. Inspired by the Bay Area rap he grew up with as well as traditional Soul/RnB music, Marc has always found himself balancing between the two. Not only has Marc written songs for 2 ChainzSean Kingston, Allen Stone, Rince Royce, Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa but he has also found success with his former Rap/Rock group 2AM Club, whose 2010 debut album What Did You Think Was Going To Happen? reached #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers charts. His debut solo EP Only The Poets, was released the summer of 2014, marking the beginning of the next phase in his career. Shortly after he released his sophomore EP, The East Hollywood EP, Marc signed with Universal Republic and will re-release the EP commercially on October 30th, 2015.

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“Some Things Never Change”:

East Hollywood

Only the Poets

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