March., whose real name is Marcello Mereu, is a singer-songwriter born in Sardinia, Italy. Since leaving Italy at a young age, March. has lived in four countries: the UK (where he did most of his studies, among which a degree in Drama & Theatre Studies and a degree in Psychology), France, Belgium and Spain. His name comes from an abbreviation of Marcello, which some of his friends call him, and the singer’s birth month.
Whilst living in Brussels, March. started working with producers and musicians Mikki and Alessandro Cirone on the creation of his ongoing project: Safe & Unsound, his debut album.
March.’s wide-ranging influences can easily be heard in his songs. Amongst these are: Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette, Depeche Mode, Garbage, Tori Amos, the Pet Shop Boys, Florence and The Machine, P!nk, Everything But The Girl and Beth Orton.
A published poet, March. attributes great importance to his lyrics and finds songwriting the best therapy to deal with life’s many challenges. His background in theatre studies and psychology deeply inform his lyrics. He recently declared: “The original title of my album was going to be Anger Mismanagement, as so many songs are about anger, angst, the broken heart and unrequited love. I subsequently changed my mind as some of them are about different themes, like peace, relationships and feeling drawn to the past. I wanted to strike the right balance between catchy tunes and meaningful lyrics. Nowadays, you often get one or the other, but my favourite music always had to combine both. I guess, if I had to define my genre, it would be confessional pop-rock.”
Safe & Unsound will be released in April 2018, although March. has decided to release each track one by one prior to the full album, starting in March 2017. This collection of songs comprises elements of pop, pop-rock, funk, R’n’B, faux-punk, folk-pop and trip-hop, all of which create March.’s unique sound. March. is a tenor and records most of his own back-up vocals, often an octave higher or in falsetto.