‘Wasteland’ is an empowering upbeat anthem from the impressive soul singer, which celebrates not conforming to stereotypes.
Regarding the single Marie says, “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.
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“Few singers have as much soul as Marie Naffah”
“A master of imagery and insightful wordplay”
London In Stereo
“Marie’s voice possesses a raw soul and her songwriting is endlessly honest”
“No one has a voice quite like Marie Naffah’s. Smoky and soulful, like soot blackening the throat, it’s a tone so special that no matter what the London artist sings, it is bound to be beautiful”
The Music Mermaid
“At this point, it almost feels like clockwork with Marie Naffah, each song being put out is a triumph”