Marie Naffah is a British alternative R&B singer songwriter whose new track California is an ode to escapism.
By Graeme Smith
You can tell straight away that Marie’s love for California is genuine. True love acknowledges flaws alongside its praise and that’s what Marie’s musical letter to the state on the western coast of America does. She pays tributes to the Californian cliches – finding yourself among holier than thou, eccentric residents, living their lives under an ever-present sun.
Marie’s delivery is soulful and the track’s chorus will have you hooked. She draws inspiration from Aretha Franklin and Florence and The Machine. That might give you some impression of her sound but it’s easier to listen for yourself. Check out the video for California below.