Nashville’s J. Marco made his solo debut with the release of his full-length album, Myth, in October. The album combines his love of punk and pop, as he pulls triple-duty writing, singing, and playing, fusing the genres together to create a a hard-hitting, buzzy, collection of tracks.
A former member of the Nashville-based band New City Savages, Marco began singing after the group’s former frontman left the lineup, leaving an open spot in front of the microphone. Marco filled the vacancy, but he continued writing his own songs on the side, too, building up a catalog of music whose epic, electric sweep didn’t exactly suit his band’s sound. With Myth, he steps into his new solo career with confidence, steering each song into a place where guitar fuzz, melodic hooks, high-speed percussion, mythology, and real life all crash together.
Recently, we met Battle Tapes Recording in East Nashville, where Marco performed a sizzling, slowed-down solo version of album banger “The Void.”
Without further ado, East of 8th presents “The Void” by J. Marco: