Epoch Failure is a New Jersey urban duo, resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their new single, “They Ain’t Talkin’ Now”, was recorded in Nashville with Tommee Profitt–– the producer and composer for Capitol rapper NF, whose latest Perception LP debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.

With 30+ film/tv/ad credits already on their resume, Epoch Failure has become a force to be reckoned with in the licensing realm. A recent career highlight was having their song “Every Day Great (Dreamers)” featured in a promotional trailer for the blockbuster Lionsgate film, WONDER. The spot aired nationwide on all major networks. Meanwhile, their debut single “Champion” remains a breakout track in the sports world. It was played during the post-game celebration at both Super Bowl 50 & LI. In similar fashion, across the pond, “Champion” provided the in-stadium soundtrack at Hampden Park in Glasgow during the 2017 Betfred Cup final. The inspiring anthem has 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.  

The group’s second 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 cowriter 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

On Epoch Failure’s 2017 Warrior’s Hymn EP, the big hooks and commercial sensibilities remained, but the sophomore effort surpassed their 2015 self-titled debut in both emotional intensity and lyrical maturity. Warrior’s Hymn is a collection of street anthems celebrating the bold, the broken and the believers. The immensely well-received title track was featured on ESPN’s First Take programming, FOX’s UFC Road To The Octagon, and the English Premier League’s official Spotify playlist.

 The new release (“They Ain’t Talkin’ Now”) follows in the positive spirit of Warrior’s Hymn, while recapturing the intensity and aggression of their debut single, “Champion”. It’s an anthem about overcoming adversity and rising up in the face of all the doubters and haters. As such, this track is more than just a song… it’s a personal sonic portrait.

Billy Joe Marrero aka Billy The Kidd
Nick Young aka Nickey Knoxx

Urban Pop / Pop

Trenton, NJ

Current Location
New Jersey

Record Label
North Star Media


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