Broadway Star Marcus Paul James wows with his new single “Paper Hearts” in preparation for the release of the full EP on June 16th. The single is an epic melding of personal story, rich production, and of course Marcus’ soul-drenched voice. His overall R&B/pop sound is reminiscent of John Legend, Miguel, and One Republic and is “sure to make you feel something,” according to Popdust. And, let me tell you, it sure does.
The Brooklyn-born DJ’s son has been surrounded by music his entire life: from church organ melodies to the albums of Luther Vandross at home. His interest in writing and recording music started at the young age of 13, and he’s only grown since then.
Nowadays he performs on Broadway stages, starring in Tony Award-winning shows like Rent, In the Heights, Motown: The Musical, and the live TV event The Wiz Live! Regarding his singer-songwriter career, he released the collaborative EP “Electrik Love” in 2009 with talented industry figure and producer Akira Shelton. Just one year later, James held the 1st and 3rd spots on UK Soul charts for five consecutive weeks with singles “Wonderful Love” and “Right Now.”
James’ latest endeavor is, as said, his EP Paper Hearts. Judging solely on the single released last month (which you can—and should—check out through one of the links below), the full album is sure to please. He will be celebrating the album’s release at The Rickey in NYC next week. Look forward to it!