Released today, ‘Salvation: The Arrival’ is the second album from Louisiana artist, Aries Marquis. The follow up to his album, ‘Imperfections’, it’s ten tracks of soulful vocals and passionate lyrics.
With a cross-genre style which encompasses hip hop, pop, soul, and R&B, and Aries’ voice which comes somewhere between Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, ‘Salvation: The Arrival’ is definitely not the “difficult second album”: instead it’s a work of art.
Aries started singing in the choir of First Presbyterian Church of Scotlandville, Louisiana when he was a mere 5 years old, and his mother was the choir director. He continued singing in the choir in elementary school, and as a child of the 90s equally absorbed gospel legends such as Daryl Coley, Richard Smallwood, and The Hawkins Family; and R&B and Soul sensations like Freddie Jackson, and Boyz II Men – among many others. All these would provide very strong influences on his later professional life.
Aries has many accolades to his name, including debuting at number 35 on CMJs hip hop charts, with his ‘Imperfections’ album. This additionally made an appearance on CMJs Top 5 Most Added list. Aries has also opened for R&B legend, Keith Sweat, at Lake Charles Civic Center in 2014.
“This album, ‘Salvation: The Arrival’, is my second album, following my previous album, Imperfections. This album brings me to a place in my life where the light is finally shining at the end of the tunnel, and I’m full of joy to be in a better part of my life, in contrast to where I was with my last album, Imperfections. This album shows the world that I’ve grown, learned, and I am inspired! It’s full of optimism, and inspiration for the listeners, and all of my songs are based on my life’s experiences. Every song was written, arranged, produced, and inspired by me.”
You can find Aries Marquis online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and his official website. Listen to ‘Salvation’ on Spotify and SoundCloud: