Since emerging on to the music scene back in 2020, Bradley Marshall has gone from strength to strength. With his debut single, 'Lost,' hitting the Number One spot in the Official iTunes Charts and Singer/Song-Writer Charts in his home country of Ireland, his success has continued to grow over the past couple of years. He has also recently sold out his upcoming debut headline show, set to take place next month. It is no doubt an incredibly exciting time for the unbelievably talented singer and song-writer, following on from the recent release of his single 'Hurts The Most.'
Here at The Lowdown, we had the opportunity to speak with Bradley Marshall about his new single, his aspirations and much more. Keep reading to check out what he had to say!
The reaction to 'Hurts The Most' has been nothing short of phenomenal, amassing almost 400,000 streams on Spotify to date. "This song is so relatable. I feel like at some point in their lives, everybody feels that they aren't good enough for somebody. The feedback has been amazing. Every day I get messages from people saying that they relate to the song."
'Hurts The Most' is a very emotional song, aptly described by Bradley Marshall as "sad, heartwarming and vulnerable," with these feelings also being reflected in his captivating and moving vocals. "When I write songs and put pen to paper, that is me expressing how I feel and letting it out there. Releasing this song is my way of talking to everybody and telling my story, so people can listen to what I've been going through. It's a really cool way to talk to people!"
The process of the song coming together was very organic. "I went into the studio. We made a melody on the piano and wrote the song in two hours." The vulnerability and emotional nature of 'Hurts The Most' makes this an incredibly endearing track and you cannot help but be drawn to the track and relating in our own individual ways.
Going back to his roots, he explained how he first got into music and discovered his undeniable talent. "When I was a kid, I used to join a lot of talent shows and sing in school to people. I've always had music around me." With varying musical influences, from Bruno Mars to Dermot Kennedy and Harry Styles, he derives inspiration from the "meaningful lyrics" found in such songs by such esteemed artists within the music industry.
When asked about the one goal he would most like to achieve, he explained that the one place he would love to headline one day is the 3Arena in his home city of Dublin. "To sell out the 3Arena, especially because it is my home town and I've been there so many times, would be the ultimate goal for me."
He is set to headline his own show next month at The Workman's Cellar in Dublin on Friday 16 December. "I'll be singing unreleased music, a couple of covers and a couple of released songs. It's great to finally have my own headline show. It's different supporting people, but this time, I'll know that people are there for me this time, which will be a great feeling!" Tickets are now available and can be bought by clicking here.
Thinking ahead to next year, plenty of gigs and new music are already on the agenda. "I want to try and do as many gigs as possible and release consistent music. I'd love to perform at as many festivals as I can in the summer as well. I want to get my name out there and keep growing!"
When asked about a message to his fans, he took the time to thank everyone who supports him. "Thank you so much! It means absolutely everything to me! I really appreciate everyone who supports me."
'Hurts The Most' is out now and is available to purchase and stream through all major music purchasing and streaming outlets.
Words & Interview: By Rachel Dempster