Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and all-around creative Marie Naffah (Hotly tipped as NME’s ‘Big 10’ ones to watch) recently shared the music video for her stunning new single ‘Angie’,’ the single is out everywhere now: https://frictionless-music.ffm.to/angie
The track is taken from her upcoming second EP, ‘Trains’, set for release on 27 May. To back up the release of the single, Marie also played a highly anticipated live show, headlining St Pancras Old Church on 22 April.
Speaking of the track, Marie says, “‘Angie’ is about accepting that sometimes it’s easier to be sad than pretend to be happy. The song says ‘that’s OK – you be upset, I’m here.’ It can be scary sharing something so raw, but I think that fear is good – it means something. I’d listen to Leonard Cohen in the studio and remind myself that softening the blow doesn’t necessarily make for good music. These songs are a product of a hard two years. I guess everyone’s felt it in some way, so I hope it resonates with people.”
While the last two years have placed an enormous strain across all areas of the music industry, Marie wasn’t going to be beaten setting herself the challenge of playing fifty shows in fifty days: ‘50/50: For the Love of Live’.
Following the release of ‘Angie’, we spoke to Marie Naffah about the single, the tour and the unique connection both herself as an artist and her music has with her fans. Watch the video interview here: