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Currently Listening to “Gramercy” by Marina Laurendi

Artist Spotlight on @marinalaurendi 🎶⭐️🎵Alternative singer-songwriter Marina Laurendi proves she’s a force to be reckoned with on her stunning new single “Gramercy”. With a sound that mixes Lana Del Rey’s melancholy and Sarah Bareilles’ catchy pop hooks, “Gramercy” uses Manhattan’s landscape as a metaphor for an intimate romance. The song is accompanied by a simple but beautifully vintage music video, set to release on May 27th, showing an up-close and personal look at the songwriter. There will be a release party on June 11th at Nietzsche’s in Buffalo to support the song. On the inspiration behind the single, Marina says:

“We've all had those once in a lifetime romances that knock the wind out of us and make us feel intoxicated. There is such a specific and addicting kind of power that comes from feeling like the object of someone's attention and desire, and a feeling of worthiness that comes from being treated with such exclusivity. At our core, I think we all desire to be wanted and treated like rare gems– we want to feel sacred, protected, and worth a million dollars. What's more like that than the key to Gramercy Park?”

The lyrics in the song create a vivid and nostalgic picture of New York, referencing Gramercy Park, the East Village, and the L train among others. The song swells with emotion, starting with acoustic guitar and growing into a cinematic orchestra as the song progresses. Marina Laurendi may be the East Coast foil to Lana Del Rey, using New York’s classic nostalgia in contrast to Lana’s West Coast old-Hollywood glamour. So close your eyes, sip on a latte at your favorite Greenwich Village cafe, and get swept away as you listen to “Gramercy”.

Marina Laurendi is an artist/ singer-songwriter who fuses elements of cinematic pop, alternative rock, and singer-songwriter lyricism to create her unique sound. Poetic and moody with catchy melodies and

haunting vocals, her music is steeped in personal experience yet universally relatable.

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