While the EDM world continues to grow, many wonder what the story is behind one of the scenes biggest artists. Well, you’re in luck. YouTube’s next artist spotlight featuring Marshmello might be able give us some insights. On July 2nd, the YouTube music channel will be providing a behind the scenes look at one of EDM’s favorite artists.
Given the announcement of Joytime III dropping July 3, the timing of this artist spotlight seems fitting. Although Marshmello will be the first EDM artist to star in the mini-series, many big name musicians have already been featured. Notably including: Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Maren Moris and J Balvin. YouTube is describing the series as “intimate and personal portraits of artists pushing the boundaries of creativity and connecting with fans in unique and powerful ways on YouTube.” In detail, the episodes range from 6 minutes, to nearly 20 minutes.
The Marshmello Project
Regarding the concept of Marshmello, manager Moe Shalizi explains in the clip:
“We set out to create a positive figure that anybody could relate to, that everyone could feel they were a part of.”
Furthermore, YouTube’s artist spotlight teaser for this episode is called Marshmello: More Than Music. Significantly, it includes Tiësto, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, and Logic, who are all providing commentaries on the phenomenon that is Marshmellow.
This will be one of the first times fans are able to get an intimate look into the life of Marshmello. Unmasking Marshmello: The Real Identity Of the $21 Million DJ published by Forbes in 2017 answered some of these questions. It gave a unique look at the superstar, and the man behind the mask, Chris Comstock. But he generally tries to stay out of the public eye. In a tweet regarding his image he said:
“I don’t take my helmet off because I don’t want or need fame. I’m genuinely trying to create something positive for people to connect with.”
After all, connecting with people doesn’t seem to be an issue for Marshmello. With over 2 billion streams in 2018, this artist seems is continuing to grow. YouTube’s Artist Spotlight featuring Marshmello will premiere on July 2, on the YouTube music channel.