Video: Marc E. Bassy – “American Dream Life”

Premiered via Okayplayer, Alternative RnB Singer/Songwriter Sets Fire To A Classic American Novel In Murky, Slow Motion Visual

 11.20.2014

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Critical Praise for Marc E. Bassy:

“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

“We were able to give Marc his first ever solo performance at our SXSW Showcase, and it exceeded all expectations.” – Good Music All Day

“A very unique artist, you’ll want to tune in for 2014.” – Hypnotic Hippo

The Video:

Using patriotism as a metaphor for killing dreams, singer/songwriter Marc E. Bassy’s video “American Dream Life” gets right to heart of the matter: the American Dream is dead. Shot entirely in slow motion in muted colors, the video captures expressionless school children dutifully pledging to the American flag only to turn around and defiantly throw blazing copies of To Kill A Mocking Bird into the air, letting the ashes rain down on their small school desks. With the American Dream becoming less about the pursuit of personal growth and happiness and more about material and financial prosperity, Marc drives his point home with lyrics such as “I could sell it all away / Everyone here raised on cream / cash rules everything around me / That’s American scheme.”

With a tenacious ethic to get to the next level, Marc’s commitment to evolving his artistry knows no depth. The former 2AM Club member experienced a fair amount of success being signed to RCA, but abandoned it all to pursue a career as a solo singer/songwriter. In regards to the video’s anarchistic nature, Marc says, “I don’t think enough people are talking about what’s important or even attempting to start a conversation. The leaders of the new school should be putting each other up on what’s good for them; not materialism, violence, hatred, and addiction. I see too many people acting like nothing they do matters. What if they all valued their voice? What would they say then?”

“American Dream Life” is the latest visual from the Bay Area native’s debut EP Only The Poets. With easily digestable hooks and synthesized harmonies, Only The Poets straddles the line of mainstream radio with indy charm. In addition to receiving great looks by Billboard ,Complex, and SPIN, the EP has gained significant traction on Soundcloud with over 100k listens.

Read the Okayplayer premiere: http://www.okayplayer.com/news/marc-e-bassy-american-dream-life-video.html

Watch “American Dream Life”: http://youtu.be/18ZUcgaIybU

Cover Art - Only_The_Poets

Tracklist for Marc E. Bassy – Only The Poets

1- Poets (Prod. by Count Bassy)
2- Catch Myself (Prod. by Casper and B)
3- Cigarettes (Prod. by Casper and B)
4- Over The Water ft. NHT Chippas (Prod. by Count Bassy, Casper and B)
5- Girls Get Down (Prod. by Casper and B, Count Bassy)
6- Chemical High (Remix)
7- Playa Playa (Prod. by Count Bassy)
8- Stick to Your Guns (Prod. by Count Bassy, Billion Coast, Casper and B)
9- American Dreamlife (Prod. by Count Bassy)

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

Marc E. Bassy Background:

San Francisco-born Future RnB 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 KingstonChris 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 a superstar on the rise in the next phase in his career.


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“American Dream Life” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ZUcgaIybU

“Stick To Your Guns” video: http://vimeo.com/108444561

“Fairfax Interlude”: https://soundcloud.com/marc_e_bassy/fairfax-interlude/s-kSunQ

“Relapse” feat. Iamsu!: https://soundcloud.com/marc_e_bassy/relapse-ft-iamsu

“Over The Water” (feat. NHT Chippas): https://soundcloud.com/marc_e_bassy/over-the-water-ft-nht-chippas/s-Ch2d9

“Lock It Up” (feat. Kehlani): https://soundcloud.com/marc_e_bassy/lock-it-up-ft-kehlani-produced-by-jahaan-sweet

Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/marc-e-bassy/