Paul Marotto was born on March 7, 1982 and grew up just north of Philadelphia in Newtown PA. His father taught him how to play the piano at a very young age, introducing him to composers that would have an affect on his own songwriting, such as Rachmaninoff and Chopin. After hearing bands like the Pixes and Pavement, he would then go on to learn many other musical instuments (guitar, bass, vocals, drums, and synths) As a teenager and young adult Paul honed his skills as a songwriter and performer playing in bands that he formed with his friends. In his tweanties his life would abrutly change after the sudden and unexpected death of his close friend and bandmate Tim Martin. Paul would make mention of this experience in many of his songs written after his death. If you listen to Paul's lyrics he also sings of how addiction and mental illness profoundly changed his life. Paul dedicates his music to all that have been similarly affected and hopes that people who are still suffering know that they are not alone.
Wishing to honor a great friend and to somehow offer comfort in hard times, Paul Marotto wrote the song "Things Need To Change" thinking about Tim and the experiences of Tim's parents after their son's death in an automobile accident.