A movie mash-up beyond all others.
This is normally a music blog, but there’s plenty of music here.
For some reason this really appealed to me, and I wanted to keep a tag on it so I could revisit it on occasion.
It’s always a good day when Marina V drops a new track, so we have one that dropped a few days ago to share with you today. She is working on a new album, “Born to the Stars”, which you can pre-order here, if you have a mind to.
In case you are not acquainted with Marina V, this is what I and a few others wrote about her a few a few years back:
Russian-born singer/songwriter Marina V is a young and charismatic pop artist with an incredible life story and a “hauntingly beautiful” sound (L.A. Times). Marina’s music is “melodic and passionate” (The Washington Post), which, combined with her “voice of an angel” (The Prague Post) and her rich cultural background, makes this artist truly special. “If the Beatles and Tori Amos had a child raised in Russia by Tchaikovsky, that would be me,” muses the piano-playing chanteuse, describing her musical influences. Now a true California girl, the red-headed songstress grew up in Moscow, blessed with a beautiful voice & long last name (Verenikina.)
This is the new song I mentioned and it’s a real beauty, as is the singer.
I keep playing this one, I really dig the song. Marina was in top form writing this gem. Personally I can’t wait for the album to drop if this is a hint of the quality. Born to the Stars
Born to the Stars: written by Marina Verenikina & Nick Baker.
Produced by Steve Horner. Guest vocals by Árstíðir.
VIDEO directed & edited by Katya Tsyganova.
Filmed at Studio 519, Redondo Beach, CA.
For something different, here’s Marina’s Russian version of a Neil Diamond classic. It sounds just as good in Russian. This is a live performance from Los Angeles with Nick Baker on guitar. Brilliant. Solitary Man
Many thanks to ZR Live! & Delta H Design for this video!
Gonna finish up with one of my earlier favorites from the Marina V catalog. This was a video she filmed in Moscow a few years back, A beautiful song with the totally sexy Marina in fine voice. Enjoy. Run
Run: written by Marina V & Nick Baker, produced by Ryan Franks, mixed by Joshua Minyard. Video directed by Katya Tsyganova, shot on location in Moscow, Russia.