Today, Louisville R&B star Marzz announces a deluxe edition of their debut EP ‘Love Letterz’ out April 7th via (Keep Cool/RCA Records. Marzz has also unveiled the liberating breakup anthem “FYM,” the latest single from the deluxe EP. The single serves as a follow-up to their similarly titled initial 2022 release, “KMS,” but sees Marzz in a brazenly confident new light.
Of the Deluxe EP, Marzz shared, “I’m so excited to share this new project. These songs are the songs I wrote while I was healing, and still figuring out what boundaries I want set for my future self with love.”
“FYM” is an ode to moving on—but with some not-so-quiet feelings of resentment. The track reflects the common sentiment of post-breakup glow-ups, coupling a silky smooth jazz-influenced chorus with sharp and pointed spoken word. “Don’t really care what you got to say. Got my new b*tch and got new things,” Marzz antagonizes on the track. The singer’s inspiration from the planet Mars is apparent in their devil-may-care approach to relationships.
“Yeah, I’m at a fast pace. Yeah, I’m in a fast race,” Marzz sings with quick and nimble intonation in “FYM.” They know they’re on the come up with co-signs from artists like H.E.R. — who recently brought Marzz on as the official opener of her spring tour. Marzz also recently added dates for their debut “Love Letterz” headlining tour.
Marzz is set to release a deluxe edition of their 2021 record Love Letterz, which initially won over the support of outlets like Billboard which reveres the singer for their “…lilting vocals and penetrating lyrics.” BET similarly says to “expect lush, perfectly sung R&B” from the industry trailblazer. Another recent feat for the star was a performance of the track “KMS” for COLORSXSTUDIOS. In this intimate and stripped-down video, Marzz is the focal point — offering equally colorful vocals and hair.
In addition to their upcoming string of headline dates, Marzz will be opening for R&B powerhouse H.E.R on her upcoming North American Tour. The support dates kick off April 14th in Seattle, WA. Fans can purchase tickets HERE.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
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4.14. – Seattle, WA – WaMU Theatre
4.16. – Portland, OR – Moda Center
4.19. – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
4.21. – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater
4.22. — Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room @ HOB !!
4.24. – New Orleans, LA – Champions Square
4.26. – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center
4.28. — Chicago, IL — Subterranean !!
4.29. – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
5.1. – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater
5.3. – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
5.4. – St. Louis, MO – St Louis Music Park
5.7. — Toronto, OT — The Drake Hotel Underground !!
5.20— San Francisco, CA — Cafe Du Noord !!
5.23 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo !!
5.31 – Washington D.C. – Songbyrd Music House !!
6.2. – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
6.3- New York, NY – SOB’s !!
6.7. – Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
6.10. – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion
6.12. – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
6.15.— Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory) !!
6.17 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom !!
6.21. – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
6.23. – Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union Amphitheater
6.24. – Raleigh,NC –Red Hat Amphitheater
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 4 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. At first, Marzz considered pleasing their mother by going to bible college to learn how to become a pastor. But they knew their passion lied within secular music. So 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 (they currently have 29 of them) 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. As fans continue to discover Marzz, they hope their music will fuel their imagination to create their own narratives — almost like a magic spell.