Marinho has just released her debut single to coincide with International Women’s Day. ‘Ghost Notes’ is statement of intent that slowly reveals itself to be her own emotionally intense take on modern day romance and making amends with past and future loves.
“The writing of this song and album coincided with my growing feminist side as I felt inspired by a lot of women that pick up their guitars to do the same.”
“Representation is very important to me and played a key role in my willingness to make music,” she continues. “So releasing ‘Ghost Notes’ on Women’s Day just resulted in a cosmic coincidence that really made sense to me.”
Her new single comes accompanied by a video made by up and coming Portuguese director, Leonor Bettencourt Loureiro. Filmed at various local haunts, it depicts her at home with scenes synonymous with her day to day life in and around her native Lisbon, in Portugal.
Marinho, moniker of Filipa Marinho, was born in Lisbon and raised in front of the TV. This meant plenty of early exposure to Cartoon Network and mid-90’s movies, as well as a growing intimacy with Hollywood’s views on love, relationships and overall human nature.
Now, as a young adult, she tries to come to terms with what lies between overly romanticized expectations and real non-sitcom life. Resolutions come in the form of indie folk songs which she has written and assembled over the years. These same songs will be collected on her debut album ~ (read ‘tilde’), which is set for release in the autumn of 2019.
Recorded at Black Sheep Studios, mastered by Philip Shaw Bova (Marlon Williams, Feist, Andy Shauf) and constructed from the simplicity of the roots of American folk music, ‘Ghost Notes’ summons undefined emotions, compromised transformations, and contorted romances indistinguishable from the singer’s personal reality. It’s lush, almost cinematic feel portrays someone that, for the first time, falls in love with someone who doesn’t feel the same way. When reality doesn’t collaborate, those feelings are lived out only in dreams.
‘Ghost Notes’ is out now via Street Mission Records, and distributed digitally by [PIAS].