Marc E. Bassy
Marc E. Bassy is a singer-songwriter, label head and Bay Area native currently working in Los Angeles. Bassy has made a name for himself as a songwriter and collaborator over the last decade – notable projects include his gold-certified “Morning” (2016) and the double-platinum single “You & Me” featuring G-Eazy, in addition to collaborations with Kehlani, Quinn XCII, Ty Dolla $ign, Blackbear, the Martinez Brothers, G-Eazy, Cory Henry, and more. Marc left Republic Records in 2019 to release his first independent album, “Postmodern Depression,” under his own independent label, New Gold Medal, for which his 2020 US headlining tour sold out its 22-location run.
Marc E. Bassy’s upcoming second independent album, “Little Men,” explores instrumentation and narrative in a new way for Bassy, as he blends his R&B/Pop sound with dance/funk of the 70’s and 80’s and fine-tuned vocal performance. Bassy’s team created the album’s key songs in a Palm Springs house – D’Angelo, David Bowie and the Beatles in the speakers, Wes Anderson projected on the walls, modular synthesizers blending with acoustic guitar. After experimenting with new equipment and instruments and writing around 80 songs with some of the world’s best musicians, Bassy landed on the final genre-bending handful.
Lyrically, ‘Little Men’ talks of reconciling with one’s ego. The little mind, driven by fear, thinks of itself in comparison and in competition – in pursuit of an unrealistic and shallow idea of success and perfection, as opposed to engaging with empathy and toward community. ‘Little men’ is a confessional, a reality check, a series of experiences involving infidelity, addiction, jealousy against a backdrop of fame, passion, beauty, and triumph.