Title - ‘~’ (’tilde’)
Artist - Marinho
For those not in the know, Portuguese alternative folk-rock artist, Marinho, has just released her debut album, ‘~’ ('tilde’) via Street Mission Records this October 18th, 2019.
Born in Lisbon and raised in front of the TV, Filipa Marinho had plenty of early exposure to American cartoons and mid-'90s movies, as well as an intimacy with Hollywood's views on love, relationships, and overall human nature.
Growing up in an emotionally abusive household, Marinho experienced and witnessed a lot that she should never have been exposed to, causing here to live in fear of not being loved and accepted herself.
Ergo, here on this quite stunning, real, arterial album of heartfelt emotions and ponderings, sadness and an abandonment phobia are themes that Marinho tackles head on; in addition to her sexuality and feminism, of course.
2. 'I Give Up and It's Ok' (03:25)
3. 'Ghost Notes' (04:16)
4. 'Not You' (feat. Monday)
5. 'Window Pain' (04:15)
7. 'Freckles' (04:53)
But, please don't for one second think this is an angst-ridden, self-pitying tirade of lyrically roared darkness from Marinho, for it is anything but.
On this album she tries to come to terms with what lies between overly romanticized expectations and real life, whilst at the same time enriching them lovingly within the dulcet resolutions found within alternative Americana-rock.
The lead, and debut single, 'Ghost Notes,' is a quite wondrous, and humble lyrical reminisce of her own emotionally intense take on modern day romances, where as my own personal favorite, 'Window Pain’ reveals a reflective Marinho, caught in daydreams about her own childhood.
"It’s about how when you’re a kid, you can fall and hurt yourself but all that stays is the fun memory of running around,” she admits.
“In fact, the writing of 'Ghost Notes' and album coincided with my growing feminist side as I felt inspired by a lot of women that pick up their guitars to do the same," she further explains.
"Representation is very important to me and played a key role in my willingness to make music, so releasing ‘Ghost Notes’ on Women’s Day just resulted in a cosmic coincidence that really made sense to me.”
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