Cory Marks unleashes new 'Blame It On The Double' collaboration with Tyler Connolly
Today, critically-acclaimed country-rock artist Cory Marks releases his new high-energy, rock-heavy single “Blame It on the Double,” a collaboration with Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman and Jason Hook, which reflects on all the freedoms that come with the loss of control during a night out on the town. The track, released via Better Noise Music, is a reimagined version of the original, a laid back country anthem that appeared on Marks’ highly-anticipated debut album Who I Am, released in 2020. Upon the album’s release, Billboard praised Cory for his "shape-shifting" styles on the record, blending both country and rock seamlessly. “Blame It on the Double (featuring Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman and Jason Hook)” is now available for streaming and download here.
The trio of collaborators, all hailing from Canada originally, teamed up for a special music video for the song, which also premiered today. The cinematic visual takes place at a drive-in, painting the full range of celebratory and trouble-making sentiments in the song’s lyrics, and it also includes footage from the upcoming horror-thriller film THE RETALIATORS (coming later this year from Better Noise Films). The track, lending itself to the anything-can-happen vibe of the underworld presented in the film’s story, will appear on its highly-anticipated original soundtrack, which also features some of the biggest names in rock, including Papa Roach, Five FInger Death Punch, Escape The Fate and more. Audiences will also be able to see Marks on screen in the feature, as he makes his acting debut via a very special cameo. Watch the “Blame It on the Double (featuring Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman and Jason Hook)” Official Music Video below.
Of the new release, Marks said “‘Blame It on the Double’ is the perfect country-rock anthem going into the weekend. I grew up on Merle Haggard, Waylon, Pantera and Ozzy, and I think this song really reflects those influences. It has that country storyline, soulful vocals, and a rock edge and attitude that makes it stand out and show you the range of who I am as an artist. And I couldn’t have accomplished that without Tyler and Jason, who both really brought that epic rock energy. We had a lot of fun shooting this video in L.A together. I’m also excited for everyone to see the song (and me!) in THE RETALIATORS, as it really takes on a new life in the context of the film.”
Connolly added, “I love what Cory is doing. I think he is the future of outlaw country music. When asked to be on this track, I jumped at the chance.”
And Hook continued, “I feel honored to be asked to contribute to this fantastic song written by my dear friends Cory Marks and Kevin Churko.”
The release of the collaboration comes fresh off the announcement of the Canada GOLD certification of his breakout single "Outlaws & Outsiders" featuring Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Travis Tritt and Mick Mars of Motley Crue. A global hit with over 33 million streams worldwide and featured in the SNO BABIES movie soundtrack, the successful crossover track launched Marks' rise to fame in both the US and Canada over the past year.
Marks is currently at work on his sophomore studio album and is excited to get back out on the road once live music comes back.
ABOUT CORY MARKS In 2019, Billboard deemed Cory Marks’ top 10 Rock Radio single “Outlaws and Outsiders” the “hit that couldn’t be confined.” The same statement could be said about Cory himself, who has exploded onto airwaves and tour stages over the past few years, making himself known as the next generation of southern rock. Mixing the storytelling tradition of country music and the loud, unapologetic sounds of heavy rock, Cory’s music blasts with an aggressive, soulful edge. 2020 saw the release of his critically acclaimed debut album WHO I AM – spawning fan favorites like “Devil’s Grin” and “Blame It on the Double.” The album is the product of an artist who knows where he’s been and has many excited to know where he’ll go.
“Outlaws and Outsiders,” which features country music icon Travis Tritt, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, and Mick Mars of Motley Crue, was a global hit, receiving more than 33 million streams worldwide, trending near the top of Shazam’s all-genre discovery charts alongside some of the biggest names in music, and already certified gold in Cory’s home country of Canada. Touring forces like Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert have invited Cory to join them on the road. And despite this, Cory remains grounded and grateful. Rooted in the influence of his hometown in North Bay, Ontario, where he grew up surrounded by its salt-of-the-earth residents, Cory is undoubtedly himself, not just as a musician, but as a person. He continues to be influenced by the acts that drew him to writing and performing in the first place: The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, and most notably Merle Haggard, who Cory embodies in his own 21st century way.
With a new studio album in the works and the upcoming horror-thriller film THE RETALIATORS in which he has an onscreen cameo and a song featured on the original soundtrack, Cory has just begun to make his mark(s) on the music industry.