Many of us are afraid to be different. We feel like society won’t accept us and eventually won’t pursue our passions. But for the famous singer and fashion designer MarkyB, being different is what sets it apart in these two competitive sectors. MarkyB took a path not followed by many in the music industry, introducing a twist into pop punk and alternative music.
His unique approach and diverse musical background has allowed him to cement his place as an independent artist, earning over 200,000 streams for many of his songs. Marky Bergeron, known by his artist name MarkyB, discovered his passion for music when he was still a child. MarkyB was exposed to many musical instruments growing up, from piano to drums.
According to MarkyB, the experience of learning different instruments and music in general inspired him to take the next step and get involved in the music industry.
MarkyB officially started his journey in 2020. With the lockdown and the state of panic in the world, he found an escape in music. He wanted to distract his thoughts and started writing music as a hobby. MarkyB would go to studios with his friends, where they would spend most of their day freestyling. But he didn’t release any music until 2021.
After much research and finding his sound, MarkyB releases his first song hollywood whore in 2021. He has since written and released two more singles, broken lies and Lipstick stains which attracted massive public attention. Within two weeks, “Broken Lies” gained over 54,000 views on YouTube alone.
MarkyB also has other upcoming projects. He says his goal is to use his music to show his fans that it’s okay to be different as he redefines pop punk and alternative music. You don’t have to fit in; you can take a different path and still excel.
Rather than creating something people are used to, MarkyB puts his own spin on pop punk. He changes the way people perceive pop music and paves the way for other young artists who are afraid to be different.
“It’s true, being different can be difficult, and society isn’t that open to change. But that shouldn’t hold you back. Instead of focusing on what other people will think, compete on your own and pay attention to what will bring you the most fulfillment,” says MarkyB.
As a youngster, MarkyB overcame many obstacles in the fashion and music industries, but he didn’t give up on his vision. He’s not afraid to show and share his story with the world.
MarkyB is also a rising fashion designer. He is currently attending fashion design school and working on a line of luxury women’s swimwear launched in early 2023 called Marcy Swim. MarkyB also has an upcoming luxury streetwear brand/label called SiBilance.