Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

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 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-own-hero-single/id848546901?uo=4&at=10lrHH 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.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Set In Stone

Tthere are over a thousand public war memorials scattered around the country, commemorating over 30,000 New Zealanders who have died in wartime, and most of whom are buried overseas. More>>>More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland