Théa Marie is the London-based Franco-American singer-songwriter who is combining the sounds of all three countries in her forthcoming debut album, ‘Then’, which was preceded by the ultra-catchy indie-pop of lead single, ‘Start of Us’. Having played shows Europe whilst also gaining radio play across the continent and playing support for the likes of The Dunwells, Théa has built an infectious 8 track selection of dreamy indie-pop go soul tunes that will surely see her propelled to the next level!
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Théa Marie was born and raised in Cannes, France to a French father and American mother, growing up in France before studying in New York and finally settling in London after graduating from the Institute of Contemporary Performance. Along with her bandmates, Julianna Hopkins (drums) and Peter Napper (guitar), they have finely honed their self-titled ‘retro-soul’, the perfect backdrop to the album’s theme of nostalgia, as Théa explains:
“It’s all about being reluctant to grow up because childhood memories are so appealing and simple. Every song relates to a memory or emotions that have led me to feel bitter about growing up and being nostalgic for those more innocent times. For example, Sleepy Summer is about not wanting summer to end and dreading to have to go back to work; Don’t Walk Away was inspired by a dream where I was telling my younger self not to abandon me; Times of My Life is about pleading to bring back the simplicity of my childhood to my present. Most of the songs were written and inspired by my shift to becoming independent”.
With smoky, timeless quality which touches upon classic soul, pop and jazz and seeing Théa effortlessly glide between singing in English and French, the album was preceded by the single, ‘Start of Us’, building from an irresistible guitar hook to introduce Théa’s sumptuous vocals and a lyric which reminisces upon the importance of close friendships and how hard they are to find. Perfectly captured the hazy, sepia tones of our memories and acting as a comfort to anyone battling through their everyday worries, Théa Marie’s album ‘Then’ is for anyone who longs for the simplicity of yesterday.
Listen to the upcoming album ‘Then’ – BELOW: