Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Singled Out: Marcus's We Are Life & Love

07/05/2013
.
Today Marcus tells us about the song "We Are Life & Love" from his brand new album "Catch 22". Here is the story:

This is obviously a special song for me, as they all are. But there is a nice story behind "We Are Life & Love"...

It was one of the first songs I wrote. The idea of a "happy" song came from a dear friend of mine whom I met when I was about 15. This friend is the one who helped me rediscover my love of playing music - drums, at the time. I started very young at music school and, somehow, at about 12-13 years old, I wasn't into music as much as I was originally. And because my parents were musicians, the just a bit rebel teenager I was didn't wanna be like mom and dad, of course. Short story short, it took me a few years to find music again, thanks to Marc, (cheers buddy) who helped me get there.

A few years passed and I paid my dues as a drummer in different progressive and metal bands. Wanted to try something else, played a little guitar, had a pretty voice like mom. Hey - why not try and write a few songs? So I did, with great help on the lyrics from Mary-Noelle Dana, another important character of this story.

The first three songs were more like the usual stuff I liked, kinda folky-metal-pop with progressive influences. If you listen to the album they are No Evil, Skyzophrenia, Song For Apologies (tracks 2, 9, 3).

I recorded basic demos of those and wanted to meet with my friend Marc to get his feelings about the songs. He told me they were good and that I needed to continue to work on them. But his main comment was that it was pretty dark, and those were the colours I liked the most, at the time anyway. He encouraged me to try to write a more "friendly sounding" song.... He told me about the Beatles (did I mentioned he's a Brit ?) and their anthems about love...Sure they did a lot more than just that, but there were always positive messages. I do love the Beatles..! So with the usual purpose of writing something very different but with melodies that could be appreciated by anyone, I took his advice and made it a challenge...

I had chords, riffs, a structure with lots of changes and rhythms but few words to go with them, only this gimmick thing :"Sing it to me in tune you sing, sing it to me in time again..." So I went down to Mary-Noelle's and told her, as clichΓ©d as it may sound, that I wanted to write something about life & love. I knew she'd come up with something special, with meaning, and fitting perfectly with the melodies. Which she did =)

Only a few months later I started working on the recording of We Are Life & Love, about 4 years ago, and it is this first version which we used on the album. I re-did the guitars and vocals later, but we kept the original orchestration untouched. We Are Life & Love sings about the songs we love, the ones that live through the ages, the ones we love more and more as we grow along with them. So here it is, I hope you'll like it, hopefully the album as well. Listen to it here and get a copy of the album here.

We even made a concept out of it last summer with the "We Are Life & Love Tour (de Paris)", 3 days, 3 itineraries of live performances in the streets of Paris. Check it out here.

Marcus Tour Dates/Tickets

Marcus CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Marcus T-shirts and Posters

Marcus CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article


.


...end




.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63- Foo Fighters Preview New Song- Ted Nugent Warned Hendrix, Bon Scott They Were Going To Die- Michael Schenker Robbed- more

• Day in Pop Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson PrizeFighter Duet Released- Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson and Common Release Cancer Song- Ed Sheeran Becomes Little Orphan Annie- more

• B-Sides: New Song From Johnny Winter and Aerosmith's Joe Perry Streaming- Robert Plant Streaming New Album Online- Video From Final KISS and Def Leppard Show- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• On The Record: Kodacrome - Aftermaths

• Kyle Hollingsworth - Speed of Life

• Meridian - The Awful Truth

• Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick - Live in Iceland

• ZZ Top - Live at Montreux 2013

• Helstar - This Wicked Nest

• Get To Know... 21Octayne

• AUG - Be Careful What You Wish For...

• Hot In The City: Best Dog Award- Consider Me Dead- Mallevs

• Prong - Ruining Lives

• On The Record: The Steady As She Goes - Dangerous & Dead

• Rob Decoup - Pain

• James Brown - Get On Up Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

• Echo And The Bunnymen Live

• Peter Gabriel - Back to Front

• Marco Minnemann - Eeps

• Lollapalooza 2014: Day Three


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63

• Foo Fighters Preview New Song

• Ted Nugent Warned Hendrix, Bon Scott They Were Going To Die

• Michael Schenker Robbed

• Jethro Tull Founding Member Glenn Cornick Dead At 67

• Smashing Pumpkins Days Are Numbered?

• Gwar Preview New Documentary

• Kate Bush Makes Chart History

• The Breeders Working On New Music

• Live Releasing First New Album In 8 Years

• Exodus Reveal New Album Details

• Joe Perry Helped Give Metallica The Blues

• Morgoth Release First New Song In 17 Years

• Courtney Love Changes Her Focus

• Unearth Releasing New Album This Fall

• Butcher Babies Cover Osmonds, Suicidal Tendencies On New EP

• Evergrey Reunion Saved Band

• Planet Of The Apes Inspired Hammerfall's New Album

• Night Ranger Reunites With Keri Kelli

• Motley Crue Conclude First Leg Of Farewell Tour

• Glenn Hughes Unwittingly Sang California Breed Vocals

• KXM Wrote and Recorded Album In Just 10 Days

• Former Fear Factory Member Criticizes Band Using Drum Machine

• Torche Australian Date Canceled

• Magnum's New Album Inspired By The Great War

• Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Born In The Wrong Era?


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson PrizeFighter Duet Released

• Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson and Common Release Cancer Song

• Ed Sheeran Becomes Little Orphan Annie

• Jeezy Posts Bail For Gun Possession Arrest

• Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Turns Himself In And Posts Bail

• Tears for Fears Launching North American Tour

• Jason Aldean Premieres Burnin' It Down Video

• Riff Raff Vs Sam Smith Over VMAs Photo Edit

• Jay Leno Talks TV Special, Robin Williams, Jimmy Fallon

• Ian Somerhalder Talks Upcoming Vampire Diaries Season

.
.
Latest B-Sides News
.


• New Song From Johnny Winter and Aerosmith's Joe Perry Streaming

• Robert Plant Streaming New Album Online

• Video From Final KISS and Def Leppard Show Goes Online

• Metallica Star Jams With Rodrigo y Gabriela

• Rob Halford On The Conviction Behind Judas Priest's New Album

• Status Quo Discuss Unplugged Project

• Asking Alexandria Deliver Mayhem In Moving On Video

• Godsmack Star Has Blues On The Side

• Agent Release Collecting Scars Video

• Amplifier Premiere New Song Open Up

• Lostprophets Offshoot No Devotion Release New Video

• Engineers Release Fight Or Flight Video

• Classic Lou Reed Interview Gets Animated

• Singled Out: April Kry's Beauty Queen.

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.