Dealing With Pandemic Using Humour
The new release "Fuck You COVID-19" by “Cool Ass” not only sticks it to the coronavirus, but is also set to cheer up the world during this pandemic. It's mission is to show that despite all the social distancing measures, we can still find a way to come together and have fun. For the music video, fans from around the world unite with footage of them rocking out to the song, which is sure to bring a smile to your face. The video is available on YouTube and will also be aired on MTV.
Critics Love It
"Fuck You COVID-19" was released on June 19, 2020 to critical acclaim. Up Up Music describes it as "the Covid-19 anthem that we didn’t even know we were waiting for", and Stepkid.com writes "this artist really has a lot of talent" and "seriously, this song is damn good.”
Cool Ass Music
“Cool Ass” was created by Marc Marut, with a sound that's reminiscent of 90's alternative. Combining a hard hitting, toe tapping, energetic rock style with other influences, “Cool Ass” music gets people moving as much as the lyrics get them laughing. Not only is Marc a musician/songwriter, he is also an accomplished actor. He has starred in feature films such as "The Paperboy (1994)", as well as many TV shows such as "Goosebumps" and "Road To Avonlea". Marc does all the composing, recording, and audio engineering himself.
Today we are excited to have the founder of “Cool Ass” Marc Marut for all the tea about their recent release.
CL: How did you start your music career?
MM: When I was nine I was lucky enough to break into acting by doing musical theatre, so I got to hang out with members of the orchestra and I really learned a lot from them. They'd help me do things like transpose sheet music into different keys for auditions, or the conductor would guide me in terms of my vocal performances... they were professionals, and as a kid I was blown away at their talent! As I got older, I spent lots of time in studios laying down vocals for commercials and TV shows. I also started taking piano lessons, but quickly got discouraged with my music teacher because she wouldn't let me add any style. So that inspired me to get into playing guitar, and of course I was in a band in highschool.
CL: What inspired you to launch “Cool Ass”?
MM: A few years ago a song popped into my head that was so catchy, it got stuck there for months until I just couldn't ignore it any longer... and since I could already play some instruments, I set about recording it and learned how to do all the audio production myself. I was so pleased with the final result that I decided to share it with the world, and so Cool Ass was born.
CL: Tell us about your recent release "Fuck You COVID-19"?
MM: Like all my music, it just popped into my head one day. I was actually getting ready to record some other songs at the time, when suddenly out of nowhere we got hit by this virus and everything changed. This "new normal" took a lot of adjustment for me, and when I finally adapted to it, this new song was stuck in my head... it was such a catchy tune and was so relevant to how people were feeling, I had to put all my other plans on hold and record this one instead.
CL: What kind of response you have received from the release?
MM: The response has been amazing! The song's fun and has been getting great reviews, and everybody tells me they really like it. For the music video, I wanted to show that despite all the social distancing measures, we could still come together and have fun. I asked fans from around the world to send in footage of themselves rocking out to the song, and then I edited it all together. I'm so impressed with what a great job everybody did! People say they can relate to the song and that the video makes them smile. I'm grateful I can bring some joy to people in these difficult times.
Read the full interview with Marc in "Cosmo Life" August. Grab your copy here.