MARBL - You're On My Mind

MARBL – You’re On My Mind

 

MARBL - You're On My Mind

MARBL – You’re On My Mind

 

ARTIST NAME:  MARBL

 

SONG TITLE:  You’re on my Mind

 

EP TITLE: The Flight Of The Hawks

 

RELEASE DATE: 12.4.2019

 

GENRE: Eclectic-Folk/Pop/Trip-Hop

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Discuss the story behind your music video.

Tomer Levi is in charge of MARBL’s music videos. He listened to the song and visualized the video in his mind…

 

In the video, we tell the fantastic tale of an ageless lady, living in a majestic house, reminiscing about her past loves from different points in time. Time becomes blurry and mixed, in this hazy daydreaming.

 

First, we looked for a very special location, after weeks of searching, we decided to construct our own shooting zone, the way we want it to be.

 

Trying to do so – we happened to luckily meet Ronen Sas, an artist, and a very special and thrilling person, who already built his house the way we dreamed of… We met him there, astounded by the beauty, and began to seek actors, clothes, settings… it was a long month since Tomer and I did all by ourselves.

 

The beautiful cake was made by my talented cousin Michal; it was so perfectly made (inside and outside) that I was so excited while cutting it.

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State the name of the locations in your music video. Surprisingly, it was filmed in Tel Aviv, in Florentine neighbourhood. One can tell that it’s so rare and unique in a city such as Tel Aviv.

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List the members of the crew that produced this video and use this opportunity to thank them.

Well, first of all, I would like to thank Tomer Levi, the talented director, photographer and editor. He did an amazing job.

 

Then, I would love to thank Michal Glazer for the amazing cake and for all the help during that exhausting day, Itai Admi, Ronen Sas for the majestic place, Ayala Liss the makeup artist, Bamoss Square for the beautiful suits, and of course the handsome and lovely actors: Maor Maman, Tal Sadeh, Guy Kalian, Moti Melamed, Aviv Bix, Netanel Gitis, Smigol the Cat.

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Explain your emotional state while shooting the music video. 

It was a crazy day; we worked so long to produce this video.

 

We hardly slept the night before the shootings, and we had so much work to do starting at 5:00 AM, but somehow, the energy on the set was magical like the atmosphere in the video, and I was so high because of that – that I couldn’t feel tired at all. I had a blast.

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Discuss your music career so far.

This is the third and last single of this EP “The Flight of the Hawks” – MARBL’s second EP which is about to be released by May 3rd.

 

I have been working on this piece for more than a year, and it’s mostly exciting to release a new EP after almost four long years of performing and writing new songs…

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Tell us if you aspire to go into acting.

Frankly, I haven’t thought about it, but who knows?

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Tell us your gains and losses in the music business.

I’m trying to look for the silver lining, which is acknowledgment, fulfillment, emotional experience and appreciation. When I’ve been told that someone was emotionally moved by my songs it’s worth it. I live for these moments.

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Tell us how you manage your time.

I teach music, mostly singing, piano and songwriting, I write songs, practice, rehearsing, spend time working at the studio, once in a while producing music videos, performing, and have music-related meetings.

 

My days are extremely busy, but I never miss my Pilates exercises and morning runs, I never miss a chance to have lunch with my mom, I love spending time with family and friends, and my late evenings are mostly quality time with my partner.

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Tell us how you are able to actualize success in your music career.

No one can guarantee success, and maybe it depends on the definition of “success” among each one of us, but I state that I do what I love to do the most, and when you do that, constantly…not bluffing, when you work hard and don’t compromise – You’re most likely to succeed.

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Tell us if you an independent artist or you are a signed artist and tell us how you run your music career.

I am an independent artist; I do most of the work myself. I’m surrounding myself with talented co-workers like my band members Nir, Michael and Jonny, Maor the producer, Tomer the video artist, Alon Farid from Helicon LTD who is in charge of the distribution, and assists me with everything I need, Merav Blumenfeld and Greywood Records (Heiko and Fatma) and many more amazing friends to accompany me throughout…

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List the individuals responsible for writing, production, recording, directing, choreography, promotion, and marketing of this project.

Production: Maor Shvartzberg.

 

Video Artist: Tomer Levi.

 

Graphic Designer: Itai Weinshtock.

 

Distribution: Helicon and Alon Farid.

 

P.R (Israel): Merav Blumenfeld.

 

P.R (EU) Greywood Records (Heiko and Fatma).

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Tell us the instruments put together for the song.

Drums (Nir Mardan), Bass (Maor Alush), Guitar and Keyboards (Maor Shvartzberg), Piano (Moria Or – me).

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Tell us your viewpoint on comparing music career to non-music career.

There are musicians that have other passions and they choose to do other things for living alongside their music, and it’s great. Others choose to do music for living which is also great.

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Tell us the advice you will give to a new artist planning to shoot a music video. 

Be sure to know you’re about to work hard and be prepared for it. Don’t compromise, give your 100%.

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Tell us the reason you shot a video for this song.

I believe that the more ways you have to enter one’s heart – the better. So, if we have a song, why not visualize it?

 

It was also very clear to us that it should be a daydreaming, alternative world, blurry one, all that we had left is to make it happen.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

You’re on My Mind. This is a pure longing song. It spilled out at once, telling the story of a sneaky moment; I somehow found myself lingering in.

 

Unlike other longing songs I know and wrote, I was so vividly present in that very moment, leaving the past behind, and stripped from future hopes, ignoring the consequences of my wild thoughts, I just needed to say it out loud: “You’re on my mind”.

 

What are we, if not a bag of memories? I remember that autumn’s afternoon, I was all alone in my apartment, and I found some solace in closing my eyes and let myself be at a different point in time, where I can fill my void with the warm feeling I missed so much.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

The Flight of the Hawks – EP

I was on a holiday vacation with my family, as I was reading “The Alchemist”. I was sitting under a late September sun as I read these words: “He watched the hawks as they drifted on the wind. Although their flight appeared to have no pattern, it made a certain kind of sense to the boy. It was just that he couldn’t grasp what it meant.” “In his heart, he wanted to remain awake, but he also wanted to sleep.”

 

I am learning the ‘Language of the World’ and everything in the world is beginning to make sense to me, even the flight of the hawks. In that very moment, it all made a certain kind of sense to me too. I know exactly what I have to do, I called Maor and told him that we’re doing it, and so it was.

 

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MARBL - The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things

MARBL – The Mechanism

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARBL - The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things

MARBL – The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: MARBL

 

SONG TITLE: The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things

 

EP TITLE: The Flight of The Hawks

 

RELEASE DATE: 22.2.2019

 

GENRE: Trap hop/Dream pop

 

 

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Israeli MARBL releases her new single “The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things”. The song is initiated by a perverted dream where fears and desires living under the same skin, come alive.

 

MARBL opens the single with:

“I’ve got a lion in my bag,

And I’m bleeding in my pocket,

I gotta rearrange my debts,

To think of what I need,

To stick it in and lock it”

 

The single represents how we try to protect ourselves from getting hurt, we pack the pieces with our thick skin, yet sometimes the walls get pierced and the restless spiders come out to play.

 

Video director Tomer Levi exposes in a disturbing yet comforting manner how we all share our weaknesses and wounds until the catharsis.

“The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things” is about accepting what we need to let go of and that nothing is here to stay. It’s the second single of the upcoming EP “The Flight of the Hawks” that will be released later during the year.

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State your reason for choosing music as a career.

I was always a musician. I play the piano since I was 4 years old, not long after that I got fascinated with writing lyrics and composing music, and then started singing. I think music grew up on me.  It was always there, even when it wasn’t my main occupation. Guess it was only natural to also seek a career in my natural environment.

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

This song initiated with a dream. In that dream all of my fears and desires (if you ask me they live together under the same skin) came to live. In the dream I was blinded by my passions while my greatest fears shaded on them and on me.

I remember waking up, and writing the verses. The chorus came a bit later, as the main conclusion. Everybody hurts, we have our walls of thick skin to pack the pieces, sometimes they’re getting pierced and those restless spiders come out.

 

Tomer Levy, a very good friend of mine listened to this song, and visualized it in the best way that even I couldn’t express better.

He took out the bruises we tend to hide in a disturbing yet full of comfort manner. The video exposes all of our weaknesses and wounds, shows that we all share them, until the katharsis – the acceptance and understanding that everything is temporary and we have to let it go, and that’s the mechanism of all temporary things.

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

I own a music studio where I teach voice, piano and songwriting. I also teach songwriting in English in Rimon School of Music (the Israeli collaborator with Berklee School of Music) and I enjoy every second of it.

 

I’m a sport addict, most of my mornings begin with a run or a Pilate’s lesson, it’s like a meditation to me. My mother is my best friend; I talk to her ten times a day 🙂 I’m mad about dogs, I love to cook in my spare time, and I clean my house 8 days a week.

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Discuss your music career.

My first album (before MARBL) was released on 2010. It was produced by Luis Lahav (worked with Bruce Springsteen back in the day). I was very young and this album collected many of my first connections with the grown up’s world. Then MARBL was initiated. I was thrilled with writing the first songs for this act, and even before naming this music project, it just felt right.

The first album was published on 2015, and it was followed by a long and wide concert tour. After almost three years I felt that I have to re-ignite MARBL’s flames, as I wrote around 60 new songs, and I had to let them out. So I called an old friend of mine Maor Shvartzberg, and went to visit him in his studio. It was clear that he’s gonna be the one I’m gonna embark with on this new journey.

I enjoyed every moment of recording this album, and we have already started to record sketches to the third one and it gets me really excited.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

MARBL came after the music. Jonathan, who produced the first album and I, were in London for some gigs. As for all of my London visits, I had to check what’s interesting at the Museum of Natural History. Jon joined me and we followed the 1.5 hours queue to see a mesmerizing marble exhibition. There were large signs everywhere to tell about the super amazing exhibition, and I couldn’t wait to see it. While waiting, one of the promoting gigs blogs sent an email and asked for the name of the act for promotional use. We looked up and saw those marble signs everywhere and sent them “marbl”, laughing. We must have forgotten the “e”, and that’s how MARBL got its stamp. We actually liked it better with the typo. 🙂

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List your five favourite music videos with reasons.

Lykke lee – Sadness Is a Blessing. I love the aesthetics. Everything and everyone’s so classy, and she fit right in the scenery, at first, until she’s getting drunk and dancing. Sometimes I wish to act the same.

Aurora – Runaway. First, the view behind her is legendary. Secondly, I can watch her for hours. She moves in her own mesmerizing way.

Tzili Yanko – Get Ready. Because the story there makes me shed a tear. Children’s minds always get me emotional. They are the most creative minded ones, if they won’t fight to hold and maintain that exciting and innocent minds, their so easy to lose. I love the idea of this video; two sweetest children want to fly…

Radiohead – Burn The Witch. They manage to deliver a strong and serious message in a simple and charming way. The video is an amazing masterpiece even for those who watch it without knowing what’s behind it.

 

Alt-J – Breezeblock. I don’t know why, this passionate video can’t pass through me. It’s very loaded emotionally and once it’s on, I can’t pause it.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

For me, there’s not only one way of writing lyrics. Sometimes there’s music playing in my head (or in my hands by the piano), and the lyrics come right through.

 

Some other times, I can get really inspirational by taking a night walk, with no distractions, then my imagination is the most alive, and sometimes I get myself to sit and write, and setting myself a writing session. I pour myself a glass of whisky or red wine, and then hours can go by without me even noticing.

Oh, writing songs is the best thing in the world.

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Tell us your experience on dealing with fans.

Nothing special, I am always thrilled to get a message or comments after a gig, during a release or just like that. 🙂

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

It was very smooth actually. Nir Mardan (MARBL’s drummer) came over to my place and we started gigging on it. He suggested this trip-hop cool vibes, and we made a sketch. When we came to the studio – Maor loved it and kept this kind of soft-dark line of ours.

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Tell us your future projects.

We have just begun to collect and record new sketches in order to choose the next album’s repertoire; in the meantime we recorded one of my favorite songs, a piano ballad accompanied with a strings quartet, can’t wait for you to hear! But we have more singles and songs from the current album which we’re about to release very soon.

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List the names of those that have supported you so far.

First of all my parents, they are always supportive in every way. They are proud of every step I make, they’re always here to listen and help me when I need, and most important of all – they encouraged me to choose the life I want and supported me along the way, and still are.

Maor Shvartzberg the producer is always there for me as a friend and as a leading character in my musical life.

Tomer Levi is one of my best friends, influences and inspiration. He takes my music and visualizes it in a way that no one else can.

My dearest partner, that roles so many parts in my life, my best friend, my safe home, my smile when things get tough, and my inspiration.

I have amazing friends that are always here to support me.

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

I’m not opposed; it even created a specific musical genre. On the other hand, the music I love to listen to is very human and realistic, so I got convinced that I wanna be heard like those artists that I love. In this album we tried to keep it as fresh as possible.

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Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

I think that quality is something one can’t compromise on, whether it’s the lyrics, the music, the production, performing or recordings. This is your one chance to deliver your song in the best way, so give your all.

 

I have many songs in my pocket, but I believe in often releases that allow to keep doing music all the time, so I release them in small packages every few months.

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Tell us your viewpoint on comparing music career to non-music career.

As a musician I don’t know how to answer this question. There are musicians that have other passions and they choose to do other things for living alongside their music, and it’s great. Others choose to do music for living which is also great.

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Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.

In our modern world it’s quite hard because it’s not black and white anymore. Music is available in masses, we absorb many genres and we adopt many elements to our music. I can say that I do folk music, indie music, pop music, alternative music, the new single is trip-hop, dream pop, and it’s all packed in the same box that is my songwriting, the production sound and my voice and all of those components create MARBL, and MARBL has its own sound. That’s the beauty in today’s music.

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

I don’t despise music. I despise spiders, onion and bad people.

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List your favourite movies with reasons.

Bohemian Rhapsody – The best movie – The acting, the music, the storyboard, and of course the show at Wembley that felt as if we attended it. My mother and I wanted to applause, with all the other people in the cinema. It touched all ages, all genders, everyone. Gotta see this one again.

Life Is Beautiful – Roberto Benigni’s best movie. You can’t pass through this one.

Shutter Island – Because everyone understood the end differently and you don’t really know who the crazy person is anymore.

Noting Hill – A kitsch romantic movie that I used to watch every night as a teen-ager before going to sleep. The soundtrack is so beautiful…

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Amusing and fun, and of course creative.

Amadeus – Although it wasn’t the real autobiography of Mozart – as a pianist and music lover I love it.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things, R.E.M once wrote “Everybody’s Hurt”. We all have our wounds, even when we hide them very well. Our desires and our fears lead us through our way, and we want to live a meaningful life, leave our stamp in some way, and justify our being, otherwise it will all go away, and this is the scariest thought.

 

Everything is temporary, and in order to deal with this knowing, we have to let it go and leave it. This is the mechanism of all temporary things.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

I was on a holiday vacation with my family, as I was reading “The Alchemist”. I was sitting under a late September sun as I read these words: “He watched the hawks as they drifted on the wind. Although their flight appeared to have no pattern, it made a certain kind of sense to the boy. It was just that he couldn’t grasp what it meant.” “In his heart, he wanted to remain awake, but he also wanted to sleep.” I am learning the Language of the World, and everything in the world is beginning to make sense to me, even the flight of the hawks.

In that very moment, it all made a certain kind of sense to me too. I know exactly what I have to do, I called Maor and told him that we’re doing it, and so it was.

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