There’s been a lot of buzz around Hype singer-songwriter Marc Robillard lately. No stranger to racking up some serious credits, this master of melody is scoring some huge licenses on both TV and the big screen.
Marc’s tracks have hit the ground running with the recent re-invigoration of the adult-alternative indie scene. This cyclical road has again been freshly paved by newcomers like The Lumineers, Fun., Ed Sheeran, and Of Monsters and Men. These artists and the like have been tearing up the charts and simultaneously breathing new life into the genre. Robillard’s self-taught ability to craft honest, ubiquitously relevant music is thrusting him towards being right alongside the aforementioned artists, and his recent syncs only back up that claim.
Among several recent MTV placements, Robillard’s version of Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is locked in as the theme song for the History Channel’s newest reality show Great Lake Warriors. The show is premiering tonight, Thursday July 19th.
Moving on up the screen totem, his song “Blown Away” just got tapped as the featured track in the most recent trailer for The House At The End Of The Street, which just so happens to be Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence’s new horror gig.
We caught up with Marc to hear his thoughts on the latest nods he’s received.
“It’s just been awesome. Last month I read an article on [Jennifer Lawrence] after the whole Hunger Games phenomenon. I’m reading though it thinking how cool it is and now, all of a sudden, one of my songs is in the trailer for her new movie. Crazy.”
“Lots of cool stuff has happened since I became a Hype artist. The Great Lake Warriors deal is proof. I recorded the version of Lightfoot’s track, and now they want to do a video, along with an iTunes and radio push. This partnership with Hype has helped me gain the exposure that indie artists dream about. I mean, being indie it’s tough to stand out in the masses, but this has just been great. Literally getting thrown into the mainstream is just an absolute honor for someone like me. I’m unbelievably excited and thankful.”
You can catch Marc at one (or both, we won’t judge) of his upcoming shows. He’s hitting up the Xbar at the Hyatt Regency in Century City on Friday, July 20th at 7:30PM and Harvelle’s in Santa Monica on Friday, August 3rd at 10PM. Great time to see an artist who’s gaining some serious steam. We wouldn’t miss the opportunity, neither should you.