Snapshots of the Shattered Soul: The Stories Behind the Songs takes a personal look into the stories which inspired the lyrics to Marc Andre's rock album, Snapshots of the Shattered Soul (2011).
Marc Andre has been making music since 1989. Between the years of 1991 and 1998, he released several Christian rap projects and then transitioned into pop rock with the debut of his Dishes album in 2001. In 2004, Marc released his sophomore project, Backstage Pass, and launched 10x12 Productions, a small production company specializing in custom music and audio design for film, television and games.
In October 2011, after two years in the studio, Marc re-surfaced with his junior rock project, Snapshots of the Shattered Soul. Marc describes his latest album as “a collection of real life snapshots that touches on issues of depression, addiction, self-esteem, materialism, and fractured relationships. A dynamic journey of music and emotion carried by piano, haunting strings and driving guitars.” The album was mixed by Nashville veteran Todd Robbins (dc Talk, Lincoln Brewster, Nicole Nordeman) and was mastered by Brad Blackwood (Evanescence, Maroon 5, Allison Krauss).
In the winter of 2012, Marc released music videos for Portrait of Me and Shadows & Sunlight (directed by Ben Bays). Click on videos to watch.
In December 2012, Marc debuted his first book, Snapshots of the Shattered Soul: The Stories Behind the Songs. This book includes an in-depth and personal look into the stories which inspired the songs to Marc's latest album. The book is available as a paperback and as an eBook on iTunes and Amazon.com. Click on book for more info.
In March 2014, Marc released Joshua, a single dedicated to his two-year old son. The song can be purchased on iTunes. Click here to learn more.
Marc continues to write and perform new music. To hear some of his most recent custom music work, including jingles for Good Day Columbus, visit 10x12productions.com or soundcloud.com
"He started out as a Christian rap artist in the 1990s, but since 2001, Columbus, Ohio's Marc Andre has turned exclusively to modern pop/rock. Here, he joins up with mixer Todd Robbins (dc Talk, Lincoln Brewster) and masterer Brad Blackwood (Evanescence, Maroon 5, Allison Krauss) for a polished, radio-friendly collection marked by his pleading vocals, crunching guitars, and epic strings. His songwriting is vulnerable, addressing topics like addiction, depression, and materialism with Christ-centered hope."
Andy Argyrakis - Christianity Today
"Marc Andre's latest release, Snapshots of the Shattered Soul, offers up a fine collection of catchy modern-rock tunes. The production is top-notch and the songs resonate with conviction. From the dance-rock vibe of the opening track, Surfacing, to the heartfelt pop-rock More than Broken and Wherever Love Would Go, there's a lot of material here to satisfy the appetite of a wide audience. Fans of mainstream bands such as Lifehouse and The Fray will enjoy the melodic modern-rock sensibilities of much of the songs, while fans of Christian acts such as Casting Crowns and Mercy Me will appreciate the reflective, worshipful quality of much of the record."
Patrick Skelton, Author and Singer/Songwriter
"Like his lyrics, Marc Andre takes a beautifully honest approach to writing as he tells the stories that inspired the songs. It is refreshing to read about the journeys of a Christ-seeker from such an authentic source, and the Scriptures Marc includes are a great encouragement. An enjoyable and life giving read from a great artist."
- Mike O'Donnell, visual artist/writer
"To know Marc is to know that his gentle demeanor belies great passion for God, for his family, and for his music. To read Snapshots of the Shattered Soul: The Stories Behind the Songs is to see how knowing God makes all the difference in one's life. Marc weaves his personal story together with the lyrics of his songs and shows us how faith in the gospel holds us together in the world and gives us hope when things seem to be falling apart. To relate to Marc's music is to relate to his story."
- Pam Woods, writer and English teacher