March 15, 2012
Marcus Collins reveals speed of album
X Factor runner up Marcus Collins has revealed how he did not want to just sit around and wait following his time on the reality television singing competition. Instead Marcus got straight down to business and has already released his debut single and album.
Collins explained, “The eleventh of December we finished, and on the twelfth, I went back up to Liverpool and put pen to paper and started writing and jotting down things on my iPad. It was just ideas of what I wanted to do musically if I was given the chance. I couldn’t think about anything else – my life has changed so dramatically and this was my opportunity.”
He added, “I got a call [two weeks later] when I was walking the dog in the park and they said, ‘Yep, we need you to come down, you’ve been signed and we want you to come to the studio as soon as possible’. And I was like, ‘Great! I’ve got loads of ideas, let’s go!”
Marcus continued, “We smashed all the way through January until it was done. And ended up with more songs than we needed - we boiled them down to the best eight original tracks and we put a couple of covers on.”
Have you heard Marcus Collins debut album? What did you think of it?