Marc E. Bassy's "Some Things Never Change" is a sludgy R&B-soul hybrid and an anthem for dream chasers. Since he first released it last spring, he seems to have caught up with the heels of one of his own. The Bay Area singer recently signed with Republic Records, and plans to rerelease his East Hollywood EP at the end of the month. But first, he shares the official video for that strive-y song that started it all.
Directed by the Platter Mobb collective (aka Marc, Nic Nac, Bobby Brackins, and Robert Stewart), the video captures a night that begins with 40 ounces from the bodega and ends with a better-than-your-average (cotton candy! a poppin' dj! Pia Mia?) backyard party.
"Some Things Never Change" is "about being obsessed with and addicted to a superficial world," Bassy explained in an email to The FADER. "Every time I try to free myself from the usual temptations of being a musician, the longing for success pulls me back in. I make music to escape but it becomes an infinite loop. It’s like the thing I do to be zen plays into the most un-zen things. The song is coming to grips with the fact that all I wanna do is sing my songs all over the world and be successful.”
Get a taste of the dream above; East Hollywood EP is out October 30 on Republic Records.