This feature was originally published in Beyond The Stage Magazine Issue 14 and written by Delaney DeAngelis.
Marc E. Bassy is no stranger to the music industry. He’s worked in it for years, including as the vocalist from the band 2AM and writing songs for other artists. Now, he’s gone solo, hearing his own voice on his songs and gaining mainstream success with his song “You &Me,” featuring G-Eazy.
“It feels like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I’ve been able to produce and write something for myself,” said Bassy. “It’s done well in the mainstream so it’s a great feeling.”
Bassy started the song like most of his songs—on the guitar and piano. He put together chords and melodies together, and then his producing partner, Count Bassy, gave it the reggae flair. “It was sort of like a ballad almost, just vocals and pianos and he flipped it and gave it the energy and feel it has now,”explained Bassy. “I think that’s why it did so well on radio and why it continues to do so well.”When he was writing for other artists, Bassy explained that the three main aspects were “an authentic feeling, an original idea, and [to] make it something that the masses could latch onto.” Now, he uses his experiences as a guide for how he writes for himself. “I try to take something that is very personal to me and turn it something everybody can feel.”
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