Rising R&B singer/songwriter Marzz delivers new powerful single ‘KMS’ which takes us on a self-empowering journey
The track serves as a follow-up to her 2021 debut EP ‘Love Letterz,’ a captivating introduction to the Louisville starlet’s classic R&B and gospel influences.
Of the song, Marzz shared, “KMS is about being over the bullshit and not dealing with unnecessary drama. Taking time to heal and understand that certain people don’t deserve to be in your life anymore and to be ok with it.”
The track marries the despondence of someone facing unrequited love, with the hopeful sound of a young artist at the precipice of their prime. In her latest video, Marzz sings about the tumult of young love set to a candy-colored backdrop.
Marzz recently performed her dreamy ballad “Countless Times” during BET’s Soul Train Awards, and opened for Jack Harlow at a hometown special in Louisville, Kentucky.
‘Love Letterz’ fused elements of her old-school church choir roots with airy rap interludes on tracks like the Timbaland-produced “Cleopatra.” Marzz brings new life to familiar feelings, paving a way for herself in mainstream R&B with an undersung queer perspective. MTV similarly referred to the artist’s out-of-this-world potential; “Marzz derives her name from the fiery red plane…and emits the same kind of glow.”
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 her family members — including her mother and grandmother — were ministers.
She began singing in the children’s choir at age 4 but quickly realized that she didn’t like all the attention. Marzz’ shyness, paired with suppressing her queer sexuality under the pressures of the church, initially forced her to hide inside her own bubble.