Singer, songwriter and pianist Marie Chain blends old and new as she catapults vintage soul and blues into the 21st century. Although based in Berlin, she is always on the lookout for new influences wherever she goes and has picked up inspiration for her music all over the world.
Marie Chain was born in Leipzig, Germany (the city of Johann Sebastian Bach) and began playing the piano when she was five. She later spent a few years in Barcelona, playing on the streets and in bars.
Taking in cities like New York and London on her travels, she wound up in Berlin nine years ago. Marie Chain feels right at home in all sorts of places and cultures –and no wonder, given all the gigs around the world under her belt.
Marie Chain has released two records and played solo or with her band at renowned festivals such as APAP New York as well as SXSW Unofficial Showcases (USA), at the Åmål Blues Fest and Live At Heart (Sweden), city hall in Montreux (Switzerland), the Altacústic Festival in Altafulla and the Harlem Jazz Club in Barcelona (Spain), and of course in Germany at the Blues & Jazz Festival in Bamberg, Feel Festival in Brandenburg, Maschinenhaus and Quasimodo in Berlin.
As well as entertaining audiences, she provides them with food for thought by highlighting social issues in her music. Championing independent, courageous women around the world, Marie Chain has always done it ‘her way’, writing her own lyrics and music, and taking care of booking and management herself, all with a healthy thirst for adventure!
The blues and soul singer has now emerged again after a year in the studio. “I Wanna Fall In Love,” the brand new single from her forthcoming album due out this autumn, takes us on an emotional, insightful quest for someone to lean on – for someone you’re ready to give yourself and your heart to, somebody who makes you feel understood, someone who makes you feel safe and warm. In these fast-moving times, relationships built on trust are a rock and a lighthouse. And we’re not just talking about relationships with partners or anyone else, for self-love and watching out for ourselves, too, have now acquired importance and acceptance at all levels of society.
“To find sincerity, I had to fall a long way. As the new album took shape, I realized I didn’t always have to keep developing – I’m already whole and enough. And this insight is directly reflected around me.” (Marie Chain)
“I Wanna Fall In Love” also tells of the search for inner peace, the road to accepting yourself, even loving yourself just as you are. The song is an affirmation of love and emboldens the listener to open up and embrace everything that life has to offer.
If you love soulful and emotional music, don’t miss Marie Chain in Los Angeles!