Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The Future Is Now”? / Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Yeah so “The Future Is Now” is a song written for anyone who’s ever been stuck in a relationship that no longer serves them. Its about the moment you realise you’re going to be so much better off without this person. There wasn’t a specific event that inspired this song, it was more a build up of multiple events that then pushed me over the edge. The lyrics “so now you’re here again knocking at my door” and “I waited for you in the passenger seat” are two moments that were breaking points for me in this particular relationship.  

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I would definitely love to do a video for this single but there are no set plans as of yet.

The single comes off you new self-titled album – why naming the record after yourself?

I think releasing the EP as self titled was my way of telling listeners this is who I am and this is what you can expect from me.  

How was the recording and writing process?

It was so much fun! I was in Nashville working on the EP where we wrote and recorded the entire thing in 4 days. “The Future Is Now” was actually the last song we did, and definitely had its challenges at times, but thankfully it turned out pretty great!

What role does Queensland play in your music?

Well I grew up in Queensland, however it’s a very large state in Australia so I don’t think it’s played any part in my music haha.

How would you say your perspective changed when you went over to the US?

My perspective changed in a lot of ways, it definitely gave me a deeper appreciation for Australia and how incredible our country is, but I think the biggest shift I noticed was the way I viewed myself. When you pick up and move across the world all by yourself at 19 you definitely start to trust and believe in yourself more. So I think if anything it taught me how to love who I am.  

How does your acting background influence your music and the other way around?

It helps me to be a better story teller and to share parts of myself with other people.  

How has Lorde and Vera Blue influenced your writing?

I fell in love with the electronic pop genre when I found Vera Blue, her music definitely influenced my sound. I think both Lorde and Vera Blue do such a great job lyrically with pushing boundaries while staying true to themselves, which is something I’m exploring more with the new music I’m working on.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

All of the songs on my EP were inspired by these lightbulb moments I’ve had in my life that have helped shape and define who I am today. Some of which happened over 7 years ago.  

Any plans to hit the road?

No plans yet, but stay tuned.  

What is happening next in MARLOE’s world?

I’ve been working in the studio a lot with a bunch of incredibly talented producers on some exciting new stuff, so I’m focusing my time on that and getting it out into the world!

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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