Photography by Laura Craffey
Hometown and/or Current City: Clayton, NJ
Keywords: pop, music, soul, R&B
With emotions that run deep and inspiration that soars high, Marc Ambrosia is the singer/songwriter of our time. At just 23-years-old, Ambrosia already has an EP and a self-produced full-length album to his credit. Currently, Marc is actively recording and releasing new music. His latest project is a series of pop singles, which he’ll be releasing one by one over the next year.
“It’s by no stretch of the imagination that this is the best stuff I’ve ever done,” says Ambrosia, “I finally feel as though I’m writing the songs I had always dreamed I’d write one day. I remember being a little kid with aspirations of becoming an artist. I feel as though that little kid is finally getting his wish now.”
Able to cut deep with lyrics and captivate with soul, Ambrosia is proving he’s pop music’s best-kept secret. In an industry that focuses on tabloid rather than artistry, Ambrosia is committed to taking the high road.
“It’s always disheartening to hear a kid say they want to make music and become a star,” Ambrosia explains, “For me, it’s never once been about hoping to take the world by storm and become superstar famous. It’s always been first and foremost about telling beautiful stories and making great art.”
With his latest material, Ambrosia is doing all that and more. While songs like “Let Me Be Your Secret” and “Take Good Care of Me” are filled with angst and longing, songs like “One Step Back” and “Picture of a Girl” are consumed by the need to let go. All of Marc’s songs have one thing in common though: they are drenched in romanticism and are designed to heal the brokenhearted.
“I write songs to bring people together,” Ambrosia says, “We’ve all gone through similar pain and we all long for similar joy. The truth of a song is what people latch onto more than anything else, and I consider my songs to be honest little pieces of my heart.”
Yes, for Marc Ambrosia it’s all about heart, and with each new song lies an invitation to take a closer look, and most importantly, find a home in his.