Featured on the cover of the September issue of Bear World Magazine, Homer Marrs unveils his new song «Ben», that he describes as «the acoustic ballad Morrissey and Billy Corgan haven’t had the chance to co-write yet».
An alt-rock pining for unrequited love, the song features bleeding-heart crooning over undulating chords. The title was selected as a nod to Michael Jackson, Crispin Glover, and Veruca Salt.
The video explores a performer’s process of coping with heartache and trying to make art during the grieving process while forcing himself to continue in his craft. The lyrics allude to alcoholism, substance abuse, regret, humiliation, and shame.
Homer Marrs was discovered nationwide for his live performance of «The Facebook Song» on «Jimmy Kimmel Live» in support of the first National UnFriend Day, the Los Angeles–based indie rock musician Homer Marrs is back, after the success of his song «Happy Pride from the End of the World», hitting #8 on the LGBTQ Music Chart, and his cover of Danzig’s «Sistinas» that stayed 12 weeks on the AltQ Radio Top 20, and reaching #1 in August 2021.
A one-of-a-kind personality, connecting the LGBTQ community world around his project :
Homer reached out to men’s boutique fashion label House of 1912 : «they created the two shirts for me to wear in the video. They are an Austin, TX-based label that makes ‘limited edition bespoke fashion for big men that want to be noticed’. They have asked me to walk their runway in December at their collection show and I said yes!»
An established figure in the LGBTQ community, Homer Marrs’ quirky, seriocomic lyrics and gay flair also come from another talent of his own : He was a touring comedian who performed sketch and improv comedy with Chicago’s Second City before he became a musician.
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