2004 // Fall To Pieces
Release: June 19th 2020
Marcus Connolly shares how nostalgia can often be bittersweet in the new song
'2004/Fall To Pieces'
After releasing the first track from his quarantine project 'Cloudy Weather' a broody guitar ballad critiquing escapism culture.
Marcus Connolly shares the next track from the mini lockdown EP, featuring UK Rap artist KINGKHAN.
The song tells a story of using nostalgia as a way to cope but the negative impact that can have. In the catchy hook Marcus sings "You won’t get very far, yeah I know how it starts. it all just comes apart, and I’d hate to see it, when you fall to pieces". In reference to using nostalgia to escape his boredom in self isolation.
The track's trap pop/rock instrumental clearly pulls inspiration from the likes of Lil peep & Juice WRLD. However with Marcus' signature singing style and songwriting it fits perfectly into the growing Marcus Connolly discography.
Artist Photos & Bio:
Marcus began making a name for himself on the internet from vlogs and videos on experiences in his life in late 2016. He developed a small online following but it wasn't until 2018 when he began his musical journey. In February 2019 after releasing 3 self produced singles Marcus was offered a distribution deal from AWAL. Then after a stream of singles released his debut mixtape 'Digital Dreamland' on November 15th 2019 exploring themes of escapism and internet culture. The mixtape was met with positive reception from the online queer community and alternative pop music blogs.
The project proved as a great starting point for the then 20 year old and landed him on some of Spotify's biggest editorial playlists such as
'All New, All Now' and 'Hot New Bands'.
It also lead him to become one of the faces of the up and coming online queer music movement. Marcus has been open about his sexuality online and how he identifies as sexually fluid in an interview with 'aAh Magazine' on 'Navigating the Music Industry in 2020 as an Independent Artist' he talked about what it means to him being part of the queer music space.
Now 21, Marcus is breaking into the industry in big ways while also releasing music and narrating his life and journey along the way. 2020 has seen Marcus release his first two singles from the sophomore mixtape 'Fresh Hell' which showed Marcus' ability to break out of the hyper-pop sound brought to the table in Dreamland. However since April he has been in the process of releasing a mini EP that he created during the lockdown of 2020. One thing is for sure, Marcus brings a lot to the table.