Marc O'rell About His New Single "We Are One"
Updated: Oct 6
Marc O'rell, Marc Schöpperl, is a 25 year old producer from Regensburg Germany. He produces and publishes electronic music. He started with producing music at 15 years old. His day job is being a software engineer, developing dishwashers. In a few weeks will his new single We Are One come out. I interviewed to him about upcoming music and his background as a musician.
What drew you to the music industry? Music is a great way to express emotions. Movies for example wouldn’t be the same without music. Music can easily influence emotions of a scene. I want to give my listeners the chance to generate emotions when listening to my music and share my passion for music with them. I enjoy making music, but sharing creativity and the results of hard work is really an awesome feeling. It really motivates me, when people let me know, that they like my music. It’s such a great feeling!
Who inspired you to make music? I think it is my dad, who inspired me to make music. Every time I used to drive in the car with my dad, we turned up the volume of the radio and enjoyed some good music by the early David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand, Avicii and many other cool artists. I really enjoyed our rides and I dreamed that one day, my own music will be played in the radio, while we drive around with the car.
Did you always know that you wanted to work in the music industry? I’ve always been a fan of creative and technical work. In my spare time, I also build furniture from wood, which is also creative and technical. Making music offers both, a create and technical work. I know that music industry is really a tough and rough business and I’m in the lucky position that I don’t need to live from it. Therefore I can create music without any pressure and can do any style of music without worrying about trends and tastes.
How would you describe the music that you typically create? I intend to make music that makes people move and reminds them to the good side of the life, but also makes them reflect about important themes. I keep care of a good and unique songwriting with a drop that has enough power to stand out.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music? I usually start a project without any ideas. Just sit down and jamming, whatever comes into my mind. The most common thing in all of my songs, is the clear focus on making people move and dance to my music. I think the message behind my music is, to stay creative, enjoy new styles and keep dreaming.
Can you explain your creative process for making this track? I started the track with the chords of the verse. Due to a conversation with a friend about racism and injustice, I wanted to write the lyrics about this theme. After capturing a first version of the vocals with my own voice, I contacted David Hopkins and asked him, if he would like to do the song with me. He agreed and sent me his version of the vocal and added his ideas. Afterwards I made two versions of the drop and then decided which one sounds best to me.
How would you describe your track? 'We Are One‘ is a modern dance track with a huge drop and lyrics that intend to make people start think about racism, discrimination and injustice. It has a bit the touch of an anthem whit the message that we need to stand together as one unity to live a better life.
What is the reason behind this track? Unfortunately racism, discrimination and injustice are some huge problems of our society. I believe in equality and freedom for everybody, no maVer which color of skin, origin, gender, belief or sexual orientation. We are all human beings, nevertheless everybody is unique, an individual and has its own story. Society can only exist if we stick together and form a unity, a unity without racism, discrimination and injustice. Within the lyrics I wanted to tell the listener, that we need to stand together as one unity.
What is the message you want to give to your fans? Keep care of each other. Life is too short to waste it with hate and envy. Please be kind to everybody you meet. You don’t know what blows of fate they went through, what torments they suffered and what they scarified.
What is next for you? I’m currently working on a few collaborations with really talented producers and musicians. I’m really looking forward to the results and to share it to my audience, which I try to grow step by step.
Music is not about hating on each other, try to be the best or put others down. Music is about connecting people from different places, with different stories and skills, sharing the same passion for creativity and music.