Marina Allen reveals breathtaking new single ‘Original Goodness’, a gorgeous piece of isolated reflection, cut from her debut album ‘Candlepower’ out 4th June.
An alluring narrator of difficult times, Marina Allen bares her soul on ‘Original Goodness’, a stripped back introspective muse permeated by lost letters and past memories, trophies, hopes and fears.
The accompanying video is a hazy projection of escapism, a Bogdanovich vision of small town America, grainy, timeless and completely engaging. Shot in Louisiana and back home in Marina’s LA bedroom, it aches with a longing for lost days.
Marina Allen offers kitchen table tales about love and fear, the capturing of the wild heart, sketching the breaking of dawn, bringing real life back to life.
‘Candlepower’ is so confident and crystal clear, so full of masterfully crafted songs and purely emotive performances, that you feel like you’ve loved it all before as it twists and turns. A moving, hard-to-believe balancing act that crosses genres and invariably flows unapologetically, succinctly, and spine-tinglingly to a glorious conclusion. Amid the euphoria, you hear rhymes and end rhythms, rumours and fact. Tales of the unexpected.
A voice that surfs many musical tangents and stings with honesty, ‘Candlepower’ is a juxtaposition of melodies, an achingly beautiful set of songs set against the clank of the mundane world, a beguiling commentary on the everyday and everywhere.
Available on ‘Rare Gold’ Vinyl with poster (Rough Trade Exclusive), Standard LP And CD.