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Marvelly Releases New Single, My Own Hero

12 April 2014 - Marvelly Releases New Single, My Own Hero

Lizzie Marvelly’s second pop single, My Own Hero, will be released on iTunes on April 11. Co-written with Dan Gillespie Sells and Richard Jones of Brit-award nominated and Ivor Novello award-winning English pop-rock band The Feeling, and produced by Australian hit-maker Lindsay Rimes, My Own Hero is a dark, driving pop track that provides contrast to her first single, Generation Young.

Marvelly says My Own Hero is an emphatic refusal to subscribe to the damsel-in-distress paradigm. With its sweeping synths and power guitar licks it is reminiscent of the brand of girl-power that emerged in the eighties and early nineties, influenced by artists like Blondie and Madonna.

"'I wrote My Own Hero while travelling last year. I found myself on the other side of the world and I was able to gain some much-needed perspective. I felt really empowered for the first time in a long time and when I went into the studio with Rich and Dan, My Own Hero just emerged from the ashes really.”

“As a young girl I think I'd always been under this misguided impression that I needed a guy to be my ‘knight in shining armour’. The idea of a guy being this all-powerful rescuing figure is actually quite condescending really. I don't want a man to rescue me and treat me like some sort of damsel, I want a man to be my best friend and treat me with respect. I think that loving yourself and being your own hero has to come first.”

Marvelly’s single My Own Hero is now available on iTunes following on from her promising debut, Generation Young, which spent five weeks in the Radioscope New Zealand Music Top 40 charts. Generation Young was also a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, an impressive feat for the young writer's debut. Her third studio album, her writer’s debut, is expected in June 2014.


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