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The muses of La Musa: MARINA

Marina Lambrini Diamandis is a Welsh-Greek singer, known professionally as MARINA (previously Marina & the Diamonds). Diamandis’ musical style ranges from keyboard-based ballads to more up-tempo new wave-style songs with full band backing. She has cited a wide range of influences such as Daniel Johnston, Blondie, Patti Smith, Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Elliott Smith, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears and Madonna.

MARINA released this year her fifth album the acclaimed ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’

The muses of La Musa: Nadine Shah

Having flown the nest at 17 to pursue a career as a jazz singer in London, Nadine Shah is well known for her formidably individual tone and fearless approach to songwriting, as she holds nothing back with her politically infused lyrics. Influenced by artists such as Nina Simone, The Beach Boys, Dolly Parton, Frida Kahlo and Arthur Russel, her sound has often been described as a blend between PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, with her brooding, intensely atmospheric cocktail of stylish gothic pop and jazz-kissed indie rock nodding to the likes of Anna Calvi and Richard Hawley. 

Following 2017’s ‘Holiday Destination’, Nadine Shah’s fourth album ‘Kitchen Sink’ is set for release on 5th June via Infectious Music, and she’s now sharing a new track.

The muses of La Musa: Courtney Marie Andrews

The American singer Courtney Marie Andrews is currently one of the most recognized names in country-folk and country-gospel. Half way between Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and Joni Mitchell – with whom she has been compared on several occasions – Andrews has been unanimously acclaimed by the most demanding critics. With the launch of her sixth album in 2018, May Your Kindness Remain, and already having won the prestigious Artist of the Year in the UK Americana Awards, this young standard-bearer of groove gospel has demonstrated her boundless talent, perseverance and conviction. Tonight in concert at BAM Festival.

Best Covers: Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You”

Dolly Parton is a legend in her own right. And her original version, released in 1974, was no slouch—it topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart twice.

But we’re talking about one of the most epic vocal performances in the history of sound. Houston’s version was recorded for the 1992 film The Bodyguard, and went on to hold the record for the best-selling single by a woman in music history. And unofficially, that key change is one of the most reliably goosebump-inducing music moments to ever exist.

Natalie Prass, la gran nova veu

Un dels discos de l’any és culpa d’aquesta nord-americana de Richmond, Virginia i resident a Nashville. Co-produït i editat al segell del seu barbut amic Matthew E. White, ‘Natalie Prass’ (2015) és un clàssic modern ple de cançons de pop plenes de lletres sobre pors, desamors i inseguretats que Prass entona amb la seva delicada veu. Amb el primer tall, la punyent ‘My baby don’t understand me’ ja ho diu tot. Una barreja moderna de grans reines del pop com Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield o Dolly Parton. Natalie Prass serà aquest dimecres 26 d’agost a la sala Sidecar.