“My music is just different. It’s a new soundscape, new melodies, a new flow and a fresh face.” – MarcylisIt’s been a while since we’ve received a fresh, attractive, young male R&B singer that caters to the soul. Marcylis is a 21 year old, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, working towards anticipated reality–R&B superstar ambitions.
With already having dropped singles such as “Gang,” “Doing The Most,” and his first single “My Girl,” Marcylis has collectively gained attention–accumulating over 47.3k plays on SoundCloud and 3.7k followers on Instagram. Showing much potential in his craft and brand, we found it only right to interview him.
AC: When did you decide that football wasn’t your passion, but singing was?
M: I decided sports wasn’t the route I wanted to take when I had made the decision to move to Atlanta, at that point I knew I wanted to do something different, take another route.
AC: I read that you’re from Cincinnati, but now reside in Atlanta, did you find better opportunity for stardom there (since that’s everyone’s perception of ATL)?
M: I’m not really a geographical type of person my advice to anyone pursuing a dream or goal is to build a team of people in your field of interest, start there, and if you can’t leave from where your at then do it at home, do it from where your at. But do it at your BEST and make sure it’s a good listening experience that people can relate to, and or vibe to.
AC: Who are some of your musical inspirations or influences? Why?
M: Some of my musical influences are artists like Jagged Edge, Omarion, Jodeci, New Edition, and R. Kelly. I could relate to their music and they gave off good vibes–something you would listen to on repeat. I would say Drake and Chris Brown… but my inspiration truly comes from life experiences and my environment.
AC: Walk me through the creative process when writing your music or recording a song?
M: First I hum to find a melody, then I start to freestyle with the flow of the beat. Once I find the rhythm and the melody, I put words next to them.
AC: In today’s music, no one really has one sound any more. What would you describe your “sound” to be like?
M: My music is just different. It’s a new soundscape, new melodies, a new flow and a fresh face.
AC: I read that you come from a musical family who has always surrounded you with the musical tools needed. Was your family always supportive of your decision to pursue music?
M: Yes my family loves music and has always been supportive.
AC: Who do you dream of working with in the music industry?
M: It would be dope to work with Drake, Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, SZA, H.E.R, Ella Mai, Justine Skye and PartyNextDoor.
AC: You’re planning on dropping project, ‘820′ Where did the concept for this title come from? It looks like a date, if so why THIS date?
M: August 20th is my birthday. So every event from that day I was born that I can remember, up until today–I am going to make a career off of reminiscing.
AC: What are some of your favorite tracks from the project and why?
M: The whole project.
AC: In today’s music industry, artists have found ways to build their brand other than music, such as dabbling in the fashion industry, producing and acting. What avenues do you see yourself going into, besides music?
M: I’m also an actor, so winning a few Oscar awards and Best New Breakout Actor are on my bucket list. Along with starring in big major movies and on television. I also want to jump into the virtual world and design a few video games… making big major moves to broaden myself as a brand.
AC: What do you think about the state of Hip Hop right now? Especially being a singer trying to break into the game.
M: The state of Hip Hop is always changing, so be UNIQUE.
AC: Are you looking to get signed or do you believe in taking the independent route, like many artists out right now?
M: If it makes sense and looks good who knows.
AC: What is next for Marcylis?
M: I will be finishing out 2017 going into production, set to film a movie. I will be dropping my album “820” and pushing a few other singles; “Problems,” “My Girl,” “Working So Hard,” and “Replay” along with filming music videos. Word on the street is a Jodeci biopic is reportedly coming to VH1 this year and I had a huge social media buzz to play the lead singer, Dalvin.
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