Marina Kaye – “The Whole 9”

Post Author: Aidan Grant

French alt-pop songwriter returns with driving new anthem.

At just 21 years old, French songwriter Marina Kaye is an experienced head on young shoulders. Since being discovered at just 13 years old, Kaye signed to a major label in her home country where she would go on to release a multi-platinum-selling album. She uses her experiences in life and in music to shape her sound, and has found this method particularly fruitful in writing her new album.

“I never really thought I would be making music professionally,” Kaye shared. “I’ve been singing since I was very young to heal myself and soon realized I could heal other people’s wounds with my music. Writing and singing have kept me going for the past ten years and today, I feel stronger than ever about my decisions and the way I want to make music. This is what I was born to do.

“The Whole 9,” the first single from her new project Twisted, was supported on New Music Friday playlists across Europe, as well as by tastemaker publications such as Wonderland Magazine, Hotpress, and Celebmix. The new single continues her rich form of powerful electronic pop, underlined by a driving electronic bassline, the cornerstone of Marina’s dark yet subtle topline.

“My childhood resulted in some deep scars leaving me with a complicated personality where things tend to be either very black or, less often totally white,” she said. “Anyone wanting to enter my life, or keep up with me, has to try to deal with this without hurting me. I’m getting much better at managing my personality, but it will always be there. Building a lasting relationship means this person has to understand my past and accept this. The song is about letting this person into my life, with a reminder of how this can turn out.”

Listen to “The Whole 9” below.