Rising music sensation Marie Naffah is back with a new magnificent official video for her single ‘Wasteland‘
Marie single ‘Wasteland’ is an upbeat anthem from the impressive soul singer, which celebrates not conforming to stereotypes. The video for the single plays like a stunning Wes Anderson film as Marie performs at a grand solo banquet engulfed in decadent obscurities as she celebrates the weird and wonderful.
Marie says about the new video, “Playing dress up, a banquet for one, red wine… I love working with Holly Morrison because she makes weirdness look so beautiful. It’s a privilege to be able to collaborate with someone who can capture your true personality on camera and The Bull Pub in Ticehurst was the perfect location to bring this all to life. The song is about finding your own version of Wonderland whilst in The Wasteland and I think we did just that making this video. Oh and I love a good wig.”
She continues about the single, “I wanted the song to move in and out of two lands – The Wasteland and Wonderland. Wasteland – the home of self-doubt, apathy and vulnerability is articulated through the verses whilst Wonderland is a space of confidence, power and energy that pulsates through the chorus. After the year we’ve all had, I feel it is a song for people who seek to find their own version of Wonderland in 2021.”
‘Wasteland’ follows the release of the well-received singles ‘The Cage’ and ‘California’ last year. All the songs feature on the forthcoming EP, which has been recorded with Neil Comber (Florence + The Machine, Glass Animals, Charli XCX), Matt Colton (Arctic Monkeys, Christine and the Queens), and Simon Byrt (Pixx, Charlotte OC, Babeheaven).
It is a record steeped in influences from across the world, be it her half-Lebanese heritage, songwriting road trips across the US or life within the UK. They form the foundations of the stories Marie’s stunning vocals bring to life in a way reminiscent of the likes of Lianne La Havas, Florence Welch, Lily Moore and Maggie Rogers, while permeated in a rich infectious tone distinctly her own.