Who Is the Man Behind Marshmello?
Thanks to social media platforms like Instagram and SoundCloud, the next greatest musician can attempt to get their name out there with a little help from the public. With excellent music and a notable face to go with it, we’ve seen some stars blow up overnight and attain record deals quickly. And soon, their face with their music is all the music world can pay attention to.
It seems some musicians are purely in it for their beats while still hoping to keep their identities anonymous, however — and Marshmello is one of them. We know this electronic dance music producer and DJ best for his hits like “Happier” featuring Bastille and “Wolves” featuring Selina Gomez — but he’s also known for never taking his large white marshmallow-shaped headpiece off. Here’s who Marshmello really is, as well as why he won’t unmask himself.
all evidence points to Chris Comstock being Marshmello
Discussion of the man behind the Marshmello assumed name has been continuing for a considerable length of time in EDM circles. Forbes notes back when Katie Couric was talking with Skrillex in 2015, Marshmello called him. Furthermore, to that, Katie reported, “It’s Chris,” which Skrillex then rectified with, “Goodness, Marshmello.” Now, Forbes has presumed that Marshmello is, indeed, Chris Comstock, additionally known by his other stage name, Dotcom.
With respect to how Comstock’s character was revealed, the distribution takes note of that Marshmello is enrolled as a lyricist and performer through music sovereignty supervisor BMI. What’s more, as indicated by BMI’s open database, looking for either Marshmello or Comstock yielded similar outcomes — that is, until it was cleaned. Forbes included that after they sent an email to Marshmello’s administration demonstrating the connection to Comstock, BMI removed their information that was accessible for open pursuit.
Sleuthing aside, social media has also unmasked Marshmello’s identity in the past. Twitter users found Marshmello and Comstock had the same leg tattoo back in 2016, and another producer accidentally added footage of Marshmello without his helmet on to his Instagram story.
Here’s why he’ll never come forward with his identity
Will we ever see Marshmello take off his helmet for a crowd? While Comstock will proudly stand as the face of Dotcom, it seems he may never actually admit he’s the man behind the Marshmello mask. He’s even joked about it on Twitter in the past as Marshmello. “My name is Chris…short for Christmas came early,” the tweet back in 2015 said.
While Marshmello doesn’t speak to journalists, Forbes notes he did have an interaction with them via video that also indicated he would never truly reveal himself. When the journalists asked him if he would ever remove the helmet, he gave two thumbs down. He later took to Twitter and wrote, “I don’t take my helmet off because I don’t want or need fame. I’m genuinely trying to create something positive for people to connect with.”