Mardoll is a truth-teller… a rebel without a pause. She left her life in Hungary to come to the US and be heard on the world stage. To try and open people’s eyes to what is going on all around us through her music. This goal is the very essence of her brand new single, “God.”
“This song is about people turning a blind eye to the troubles that plague the church,” Mardoll explains. “By claiming the moral high-ground, they are hypocrites and seem to get a free pass on any criticism. Why is that? That’s the question my song poses and hopefully the listener walks away questioning that themselves.”
Mardoll’s amazing sense of showmanship comes from her family. Her grandmother – a ballerina and showgirl in her youth – taught Mardoll how to put on a show rife with style. “I used to spend my weekends with my grandmother in her apartment and she would let me play in her old costumes and would show me lots of pictures of her performing,” she explains.
The captivating, high-energy live performances Mardoll puts on incorporate dramatic movement that spotlights her talents as a dancer and breathes fresh life into the tales she tells. Her songs mix up bold elements of pop, hip-hop and rap. With her songs, Mardoll inhabits a cast of vibrant and vulnerable characters that range from raunchy and raw to introspective and vulnerable, channeling the wide-ranging emotion of the human experience as she reveals their naked truths.
The spirit of Mardoll first emerged in Hungary but was shaped by the artist’s upbringing within a large international community. Born in Austria to a Brasilian-Hungarian mother and American father, she has journeyed throughout the world, all the while soaking in a wide range of cultural flavors and falling in love with people and places outside the mainstream. Mardoll’s unconventional, travel-filled upbringing has imbued her with a sense of adventure that has deeply influenced her personal and musical development. She has made it her mission to shine her own light and fight for the rights of others who are brave enough to live outside the mainstream.
Mardoll continues her evolution within the vibrant, gritty world of New York City as she connects to others through her music. In 2017, she released her single “Fire and Fuel” with an accompanying video, followed by the five-song EP, Wild Child and three singles – “You’re Supposed to Be Different,” “Fame” and “Wake Up” – in 2018. Always exposing herself to challenging experiences, she continues to imagine brutally honest songs that illuminate real-life stories about pain, joy, love, loss, longing, strength and self-discovery. Her complex work also explores how the act of processing life’s journey is an event within itself.