Nashville’s Alt-rock musician, J. Marco is thrilled to give you an exclusive first listen of his new song, “Truth.” CLICK HERE to listen exclusively on PopMatters.
Marco’s says, “With ‘Truth’ I wanted to explore a merging of sounds; pop & rock, real & programmed instruments, to create something unique and forceful, while still catchy and relatable. I’m interested in creating a feeling in the listener through the sounds, not just words. That’s how I listen to music, and how music impacts me. The sounds have to be there first.”
He continues, “To me, ‘Truth’ is a hopeful song about appreciating the things we have now, even with the knowledge that everything changes, and even the best things are temporary. I think that’s something we all struggle with in the go-go hurry up digital age. The main character in the verses is someone struggling with the finite-ness of it all, worried if his love for someone can transcend the oceans of time and separation, dreaming to live forever inside a picture framed on his wall.”
Last year, J. Marco released his sophomore album Days of Surrender. Long before moving to Nashville and kicking off his songwriting career, J. Marco listened to records in his Massachusetts bedroom, moving between the fast-moving fuzz of punk-rock and the hard-hitting hooks of pop music. Years later, he combines both of those genres and more on Days of Surrender, his second album as a solo artist. Days of Surrender finds J. Marco pulling triple-duty as singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist. Gluing the entire album together is an emphasis on guitar riffs and undeniable melodies, the same two ingredients that connected most of Marco’s childhood influences.
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What The Press is Saying About this Artist:
Marco established himself as a prominent voice in the realm of contemporary, singularly-crafted rock ‘n’ roll. Now, the solo artist is continuing on his rapid fire climb up the proverbial ladder with a brand new single. “Truth” is the latest from J. Marco. The fast-paced, sun-drenched outfit will be quick to get fans up on their feet. It’s also, once again, a bastion from which Marco can leap straight into a further intent to innovate with his sound. – PopMatters
“On other standout tunes “Bad News” and “Love Don’t Matter” he places a passion-driven emphasis on pure alt-rock guitar riffs and catchy yet accessible melodies. He goes softer and more acoustic on the title track “Days of Surrender,” showing his musical range.” – Earmilk
“…J. Marco is a triple threat. As the sole songwriter, singer and lead guitarist on the recording, the Nashville-based artist shows his raw talent with ease. J. Marco makes music that sounds like a modern day Third Eye Blind. It’s soft but still packs a punch with guitar riffs that cut through the noise and demand to be given center stage.” – Substream Magazine
Marco’s forthcoming album, Days of Surrender is alternative rock in bright neon. Tinged with a static feedback hum–emblematic of Nashville’s indie scene–the record successfully combines strong, catchy melodies with the punchiness and raw emotion of modern punk. – All Things Go
“…a warm, fuzzy rock tune that thrives in a layered fabric of guitar into which Marco’s vocals are sewn, indistinguishable from the other elements.” – Magnet Magazine
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