Nov 1, 2020
You know the age old adage “if it’s a rocking don’t come a knocking”? Well, if it’s a rockin’, don’t be alarmed, it’s just Marlhy burying the patriarchy with her new single R.I.P.
Doting vintage housewife attire, Marlhy is cleaning up all of the spills left from her previous relationship and buries the evidence behind her flawless vocals, well-to-do smile, and a box of borax. In cleaning the wreckage, Marlhy showcases the work of putting the pieces back together and quite literally “getting her house in order”.
Of the single Marlhy explained, “I had just gotten out of a really unhealthy relationship and hated the feeling of missing the good times, even when I knew I made the right choice. What really helped me to move on was staying grounded in my choice and learning to love myself.”
Marlhy also uses the song as a reminder that you are never alone, and in breaking off from a toxic relationship, you’ll be better off in the end. Even working behind story and direction, the track is still a collaborative effort produced by Christian Fiore and Luke Moellman.
R.I.P is just the first of many singles to follow up her latest collaboration ‘feelings’ with DJ and producer pluko. At only 18, the Dallas born artist has already worked with a number of genre defining artist such as Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens and release the number of trending singles that have debuted on the coveted Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.
1. Do you remember the moment the inspiration came to you for ‘R.I.P.’?
The day we wrote R.I.P., I had recently gotten out of my first bad breakup after a rough relationship. I knew I made the right choice by getting that person out of my life, but the second something’s gone, it’s easy to forget about all the things that made you leave and focus on the good times instead. I hated feeling like I had made a mistake, and wanted to help others not have to go through that. So, R.I.P. is a song for anyone who needs to cut ties with toxic people in their life. I want this song to be a reminder that you’re not alone, you’re gonna get through it, and you’ll be better off in the end.
2. How does this track define where you are as an artist right now?
As an artist, I want to empower and encourage others to take control of whatever situation they may be facing. I’m constantly evolving in my sound, but finding strength is definitely my theme for life at the moment.
3. At only 18-years-old, you’ve had some major producing collaborations. What is something you take away from those sessions?
I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to work alongside a ton of really talented producers, so I’m usually always picking their brain on something. I’ve been working on improving my skills as a producer myself, and I always ask questions if they’re doing something I’m curious about or something I’m struggling with. In particular, I’ve really had to up my game in vocal recording since I can’t always go to a studio with a producer to record, so I’ve been able to get tips from them on techniques and plug-ins to use that have really been helpful.
4. Moving from bands to a solo act, what are some things that you were doing to find your own personal sound?
I started listening to lots of different artists and sounds and looked for different elements that resonated with me and what vibes inspired me the most. I started writing out my thoughts, stories, conversations, arguments, and taking out pieces that seemed like they could be songs. Then find a chord or progression that I think fits the story, and just record what comes naturally. I’ve found personally that my true sound as an artist is what usually just automatically comes to me.
5. With this release just in time for Halloween, what are your plans?
This year I’m doing a murder mystery dinner with a few friends. We’re keeping it to a small group, and everyone’s getting tested for COVID-19 in order to come :)
6. What is a question that you wish you were asked more regarding your music/sound?
Especially in a world of pitching, I really stand firm in being authentic as an artist. Every song that you hear from my project is coming from me personally, and that’s not going to change. My goal as an artist so that I can share my stories with the world, and hopefully be able to help show others they aren’t alone.
Originally released on Friday, October 23, R.I.P is the first released single from her debut EP coming in 2021. Until then, keep up with Marlhy on all platforms @iammarhly!