The multi-talented independent San Diego -based singer, songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist Marc Oliver is releasing new music in the next couple of weeks, bringing two worlds together with a bright and colorful indie-pop style of songwriting and youthful energy.
After signing his first record deal two years out of high school, he moved to LA and began a journey that shows no signs of stopping. His first album was produced by The Matrix, one of the world's top production companies. During this time, another artist was also recording her first album with The Matrix, Avril Lavigne. Marc Oliver has gone on to tour the world playing various festivals and sharing the stage with some of the industry's biggest names like Jewel, Pat Benetar, and John Legend.
What can listeners anticipate to hear next from you?
More music for you to sing along to. The next song I am releasing is called “Castaway” that will be out between November and December.
Tell us about the creative process of the official video, who helped you bring your vision to life?
One of my close friends is a writer and director in LA, Mitch Lamoureux. He and I have been working together with film for years. At the beginning of the year, I went to him and let him know what I’m doing and my goals. I want to make amazing short films with each song that I’m releasing, music videos but no playing or singing, let the story tell these songs. I asked him to write and direct them. He was all about it. After writing these scripts, we put together a cast, and planned it all out. Another buddy of mine runs a production company, blueprint production, so I got them on board, and we got it done. It’s been a lot of fun making these short films. We will be filming more in the next few months for the upcoming releases. Keep on the lookout. More fun stuff coming.
Where does music take you?
Music takes me home, to myself, to who I am.
What memory does “Woman” send you to?
When I wrote it. It was about 2:00 AM, I walked into my studio alone and it just came out the way it is, this is the recording of me writing it that night. I was so connected with this toxic woman that just played me, but somehow, I loved it and hated it all at once. I was angry but felt this addiction to the pain and it just poured out of me right then and there.
How do you describe this song?
Sexy, naughty. Feeling the want and need. And... Look at the answer above.