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Marina Bloom and Moving Stuff - Single Release: Not Another Ballad

22 May 2019 // A review by Corinne Rutherford
Russian-born Kiwi singer/songwriter Marina Bloom has just released a brand new single Not Another Ballad - an energetic and cheery number, guaranteed to get you moving your booty across the dance floor.


Conceived from the willingness to placate her band with the promise of “not another ballad”, the song of the same name was born. This is feel good music at its finest with an inclusive music video to match. Clips sent in by happy fans lip synching to the words, stitched together. It is just so quirky and happy, but I am not here to review the video… so on with the song.

A bit of country mixed with a touch of folk weaved together in a pop infused dance track. Not a bit like a ballad. This is fast paced and upbeat “Listening to this song you imagine sitting in an old American saloon bar nursing a cheap beer while the crowd are hovering somewhere between a line-dance and a brawl”, Indeed this sums it up nicely. Personally, I can visualise a funky new line dance to come out of it.

Marina Bloom gives it her all on this track and it sounds like she is having a great time doing it. Although it is Bloom’s ballads which have gained attention, I believe this bright and groovy sound certainly has a place in their repertoire.

The lyrics of Not Another Ballad will resonate with many people. Both musicians and punters alike.

Just one more song…

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Marina Bloom and Moving Stuff

Marina Bloom and her band Moving Stuff are an experienced group of musicians of diverse backgrounds playing an eclectic blend of original songs.

Marina grew up in Russia singing and performing the traditional songs of her homeland. She continued singing after migrating to New Zealand. In the last couple of years she discovered songwriting and started collaborating with a local lyricist, Michael Davis and they’ve now penned over 60 songs, many of which have been recorded.

Her debut album When I Am Gone was released in Dec 2016 via New Zealand label Lost By Design. Currently getting a regular airplay on Radio NZ.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Marina Bloom and Moving Stuff

Releases

When I Am Gone
Year: 2018
Type: Album

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