Italian-born Marta Del Grandi is an eclectic singer songwriter gathering influences from near and far to create a unique genre-splicing style, a jazz vocalist originally, now travelling her own unique and unchartered path.
Signed to Fire Records, she released her debut album for the label ‘Until We Fossilize’ in November 2021.
In the not-too-distant past, Marta studied Jazz Vocals at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, won diplomas, dabbled with groups and partnerships, with song structures and wordplay. She visited China, then Nepal where she taught at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, before returning to Italy where she unpacked the influences and inspirations she’d soaked up.
Re-connecting with old sparring partners and collaborators along the way, she met new like-minded souls and developed a plan that had first been ignited in Kathmandu’s rarefied air where she re-imagined her relationship with music and its with her. From there, songs became soundtracks, patterns emerged, vocals drifted over electronic synths, classical structures and ambient soundwaves ran abreast; strange nuances of texture evolved.
Her vocal style matured; became folky, West Coast, ethereal, pronounced, enveloped, exotic, explorative, here, there, everywhere… a chameleon-like presence counter-balancing her music.
Marta Del Grandi has studied the fine art of songwriting, drawing from the wonderment of life, she weaves stories of marine fossils at the peak of the Himalayas, myths around precious stones and species on the brink of extinction.
“Modern and ancestral at the same time.”
Morricone-esque in structure – with a hint of David Lynch, her music is playful and evocative; she is a rare talent, ‘Until We Fossilize’ the first flourish of her eclectic art.