Marie Parie: From Adversity to Artistic Alien
Marie Parie lives the very definition of “alien”. As a French American, Parisian pop artist who has called the United States home , she witnesses American society from a unique point of view. Bewildered by the process of dating and motivated by the power of futuristic music, Marie shares these observations through her art. With her debut full-length album, Alien Victory, released in 2011 release, Marie anticipates us strange creatures being drawn to her playful and sexy vibe.
As a teen, and under the artistic guidance of her entourage, Marie continued to grow as a performer, singing regularly in the choir of “La Basilique de Saint Denis”, “Notre Dame de Paris”, in various school performances, and even acting -such as in the film Holby City, Hollywood and more-. Once she decided to pursue her passion further and move to America, Marie arrived with nothing and nobody, once again solidifying her alien identity.
But despite the immersion into a new culture, Marie Parie was driven to succeed in her musical aspirations, performing in cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Japan and Santa Barbara. Her dedication to art and charismatic nature quickly gained the attention of entertainment professionals who were eager to help the cause. As a result of this support, Marie’s first single, “Dating”, will come to visual life through a video shoot that features a futuristic dating Academy. In 2013, Marie Parie released her first full length album, available on Pandora.
In 2014, A bold, daring, sweetly infectious follow-up to “Dating c’est Toc,” whose fiery clip was a sensation on French TV MCM early 2014, the quickly emerging, Parisian born, L.A. based powerhouse’s hot new track and video is the first of three on tap for up coming release, bundled as a standalone EP in anticipation of her highly anticipated full length set Blue Kiss coming up this year.
STILL FEELIN’ THE SUMMER HEAT?
PARISIAN BORN, L.A. BASED DANCE/POP DYNAMO
MARIE PARIE HAS THE CURE: A PLAYFUL,
SENSUAL BOWL OF “ICE CREAM”
The calendar tells us summer’s is not yet here – but for most of us, the heat lingers on. Lucky for us pop/dance fans looking for a fresh new vibe, Marie Parie’s (www.mparie.com) got just the thing to cool us down as we wait for fall: a playful, sensual bowl of “Ice Cream.” Or as she playfully sings it in her spirited, POP EDM with soft Hip Hop fusion/futuristic has driven the single “Ice Cream, pronounced “Askream”
A bold, daring, sweetly infectious follow-up to “Dating c’est Toc,” whose fiery clip was a sensation on French TV MCM in 2014, the quickly emerging, Parisian born, L.A. based powerhouse’s hot new track and video is the first of three on tap for The Spring 2016 release, bundled as a standalone EP in anticipation of her highly anticipated full length set Blue Kiss. A French American recording artist, Marie – who released her debut album Alien Victory in 2013- considers herself an “artistic alien” as she discovers new ways to explore and integrate elements of both French and American culture. She describes “Ice Cream” as “a very funny playful track to distract people from their day to day problems and get them to play with life as if they were children.”
Since performing shows in Tokyo and Hong Kong in 2012, Marie has forged a special connection with the Asian culture and her fans on that continent. She even integrates Japanese manga cartoon art in her videos; it plays a prominent, eye-popping visual role especially in the video for the high energy, synth- driven dance/pop track “21.”
The lone ballad on the Blue Kiss teaser EP is the hypnotic and haunting “Round & Round,” which lyrically and musically taps into a deeper side of Marie’s vast artistry. The song and its artsy, highly metaphoric video reflect the singer’s ability to release the painful demons she carried with her for years after a painful understanding of abusive behaviors that hit her hard in 2014. The song came as an artistic expression to create an awareness and encourage child and young adult protection. This is to encourage self expression, as Marie Parie travels through different characters, different lives experiences to bring to the visual the importance of addressing these matters when they happen, as most people are afraid to speak up. Freedom of expression is what Marie Parie stands for.
Marie insists that she doesn’t write songs for herself, or only from her experiences but for the world to experience and enjoy, as well as to serve to create awareness. She has found over the years that music helped connect her to people, and found it amazing that she was able to help people of all ages, including teenagers, overcome their fears and insecurities.