Muca & La Marquise, the brainchild of London based songwriter and music producer Muca, is a project that uses sound and vision to bring to life a twenty-two-year-old girl who possesses a hauntingly unique voice that will inspire the hearts and minds of all who come across her.
Imagine, if you will, a female Jeff Buckley with a dash of Rickie Lee Jones and Kate Bush. The accompanying video, animated by Clara Santos, further illustrates Muca & La Marquise’s love affair with the city, and the hidden gems of our beloved London, by featuring endearing landmarks like the Flower Market, Cat & Mutton, Paper Dress Vintage, Regent’s Canal, Hackney Central and others. A full-length album is expected for later this year. With a Pop/Soul feel, and blending unique jazzy-Bossa references.
In Review: The track London is a bright and refreshing piece, with upbeat and jazzy notes that are playfully bouncy. It really “sounds” like youth finding the world, one day and one dream at a time. And though it is a short song, it really fills the time well and sits on the tip of the tong, so to speak, and is a delightful ear-worm that take residence in your head. You will find yourself thinking and humming it often.
Inspiration behind release:
“The song was written on a sunny afternoon in London Fields Park, bringing a nostalgic feeling, and La Marquise realized she had to move back home. It’s an ode to the place where she felt most at home, this city, that allowed her to become who she is.”
“It all came up when Muca and La Marquise were writing songs at the music studio. It was a lovely summer day, so they decided to head to London Fields, to get some inspiration and enjoy the day. Muca started out some chord progressions, La Marquise really liked, and both started jamming. The track came up quite fast, in literally twenty minutes time.”
London’ and all the tracks for their debut album came up unconventionally. They were meant to be guide tracks. “When we started, it meant to be demos. However, I wanted to capture some sort of chemistry between us on those recordings. I set myself at the recording booth and herself at the mixing room, literally holding a dynamic microphone and pressing record herself. We did two takes only.”
Muca adds: “As a producer, you have a strong tendency to think of those first recordings as guide tracks, to then record it properly at a later time. After a week, I came back to it, and I felt it sounded so great, that really, we had the vocals and guitar takes for the track! I then built up the arrangement getting Yaron Stavi on double bass, Jonathon Holder on keys and Bruno Buarque on percussions. I then just had the work to mix it. With such great musicians on board, it always makes it much easier.”
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