(Los Angeles, CA – October 24th, 2023) – Today, rising R&B favorite Marzz releases their new single “Fake Love” via Keep Cool/RCA Records. On the meaning behind the song, Marzz says, “it calls out the deception of a relationship. It also reflects a lot about knowing my worth and setting boundaries. It can be a little cocky but it’s ok because it’s a wrap and I’m cool with being myself.”
“Fake Love” follows Marzz’s latest tracks “Switching Sides” feat. Dee Gatti and “In The Morning.” Highlighting their signature silky vocals, these new offerings is just a taste of what’s to come from Marzz. Stay tuned for more new music.
It’s been a banner two-years for industry trailblazer Marzz as their 2021 debut EP, Love Letterz, solidified their place as a fresh face in the mainstream R&B scene. A captivating introduction to the Louisville starlets classic R&B and gospel influences. Love Letterz (Deluxe) released a year later with four brand-new tracks showcasing Marzz’s stratospheric growth.
From performing their hit song, “Countless Times,” at the 2021 BET Soul Train Awards to their late-night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Marzz became the artist to watch. Garnering praise from the likes of Billboard who declared, “As for who’s got next on the R&B scene, Marzz can rightfully claim dibs” along with BET who stated, “…Expect lush, perfectly sung R&B…” from Marzz. Last year, they played a run of headline dates in support of Love Letterz and opened for H.E.R. on her North American Tour.
As an artist who blends their impassioned, choir-born voice with vulnerable lyricism and sultry production, Marzz hopes their music will fuel the listeners imagination to create their own narratives — almost like a magic spell.
Marzz has a central focus for listeners: for them to enter tomorrow’s world through their mind. Drawing inspiration from the planet Mars’ fiery-red intensity, the rising R&B singer/songwriter (who hails from Louisville, KY) hopes to teach others to embrace their uniqueness. Born Laria McCormick, Marzz grew up in the church as many of their family members — including their mother and grandmother — were ministers. They began singing in the children’s choir at age four but quickly realized that they didn’t like all the attention. Marzz’ shyness, paired with suppressing their queer sexuality under the pressures of the church, initially forced them to hide inside their own bubble.
The singer soon found solace through a mixture of secular and gospel artists, including Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin, Kim Burrell, and the Clark Sisters. After coming out in high school and having fellow students cheer on their talents during pep rallies, they built the confidence to take being an R&B artist as a serious career. Marzz transformed the words they scribbled in various notebooks into R&B freestyles, which they then uploaded on Instagram. Along with the freestyles, they began to upload covers of popular R&B artists including Teyana Taylor and Ella Mai. Then in late 2019, Marzz’s talent caught the attention of none other than one of modern music’s pioneers: Timbaland. The legendary producer reached out to Marzz to record a handful of tracks and shared their talents on his Instagram page, not only boosting their growing fan base but changing their life.
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