School teacher by day and singer/songwriter
by night at the same time, Florida-based artist marcos g’s music is taking off while he stays true to his passion for helping others. His musical output was limited to singing and playing piano in his local church group for many years, until friends encouraged him to start writing his own music in 2018. By 2020, marcos g released his debut EP dancefloor, introducing a modern pop sound that takes influence from 2000s R&B as well as his Colombian and Nicaraguan heritage.
“Most of artists that inspire me are also the ones that’ve made me feel not alone,” marcos explains. “Artists like Omar Apollo, Frank Ocean, and Drake are definitely artists who aren’t afraid of being vulnerable in front of their audience, and that’s what makes them all click with their fans.”
His latest project, looking for something, is another step forward for the rising artist with polished production and emotion-baring writing. “I think we can all relate to [that title] as we grow into the young adult lifestyle,” he says. “I think the pandemic pretty much stole two years of our lives and left us thinking, ‘What am I doing?’ I hope listeners are able to relate and use my songs and lyrics as a way to [realize they’re not alone], because if there’s one thing you can’t do, it’s go through life alone. We’re all in this together and we’re all going through the same rollercoaster of emotions.”—Alex Gardner