- An Interview With Epoch Failure Jammerzine Exclusive 41:29
We all have times in our lives that can define us, depending on how we handle those times and how we show composure in the face of turmoil. I can now name two people who are not only built on composure but stare those trying times in the face and declare “Oh yeah, watch this!”. Those two people are Billy Joe Marrero aka Billy The Kidd Jerzy and Nick Young aka Nickey Knoxx, the roots of the tree that are Epoch Failure. The name, when used to describe the duo, is a bit antithetical, because despite the trials and tribulations that Billy and Nickey have gone through to make their music what it is, what they have, in fact, created is a future legacy that we all wish for and the best of us strive for. You’ll hear what I’m talking about when you listen to the interview above.
To me, Epoch Failure is the epitome of how to face obstacles and make them your pathways to success. Not just in music, but in life.
About Epoch Failure
Epoch Failure is a NJew Jersey urban pop duo, resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer/producer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their music is mixed and co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume (Lil’ Jon, Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull).
Epoch Failure’s first single “Champion” remains a breakout sync track in the sports world. Earlier this year, it was played during the postgame celebration of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. It’s also been featured by The NFL Network, ESPN, Fox Sports, NASCAR, WWE, NBC Sports, NY Knicks, NY Giants, Denver Broncos and the Australian Football League. In addition, FOX Network recently used the song in their critically acclaimed, new prime time series, PITCH.
The group’s follow-up single was a reinvention of Bon Jovi’s legendary anthem, “Livin’ on a Prayer”. It reached the Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA chart, which highlights the most shared and trending tracks in the country. The song was also featured by ESPN during their NFL Sunday Countdown programming throughout the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl lead-up coverage. Upon discovering the Epoch Failure version, Bon Jovi shared the song across all their major online platforms. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and co-writer Desmond Child have offered the following joint statement of praise:
“The powerful new version of ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Epoch Failure retells the intimate story of Tommy and Gina, set in an urgent urban landscape. It captures the song’s timeless message, lifting the banner of hope and faith for a whole new generation of working class heroes. Epoch Failure is a winner!”
– Jon Bon Jovi & Desmond Child
Epoch Failure’s new “Warrior’s Hymn” EP is now available everywhere. The big hooks and commercial sensibilities remain, but this sophomore effort surpasses their 2015 debut in both emotional intensity and lyrical maturity. This is a collection of street anthems celebrating the bold, the broken and the believers. In much the same spirit as Epoch Failure’s “Champion” single, their latest EP is similarly built on a foundation of heart and grit that’s derived from the firsthand struggles these two Jersey natives have endured and overcome. As such, this is more than just an EP. It’s a personal sonic portrait.
SOURCE: Official Bio