First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to give 815 a listen.
This record began two years ago while I was in the middle of my time in film school. A couple of years removed from any involvement in music, it felt like the time was right for a fresh start and new perspective. For writing, I traded my guitar for a piano, and rather than capturing moments in time, sought to weave a narrative that would encapsulate my life up through my mid-twenties. I poured as much of myself into these songs as possible: the pop music I grew up listening to, the punk and indie rock that shaped my adolescence, my love of film, my successes, my failures, my friends, my family, my fears, and my hopes for the future. Russ (Miller, Producer) and I worked tirelessly to breathe life and meaning into these songs, and what we ended up with, I can only describe as the soundtrack to my life up until that point.
This record helped me to come to terms with the inevitability of what we all must face- growing up-and how to answer when life asks us who we are going to be become.
Again, thank you for listening, and I hope these songs help to guide you as you write your own story.
released August 12, 2016
Songs written by Marc McClure
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Russell Jacob Miller
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering
Guitar solo on "Take It All" performed by Evan Graham Dunn
Saxophone on "Calling Her Crazy" performed by Ellis Wright
Design: Nicole Ngo
Photography: Jordan Blaskey
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