5 For Friday – 25.08.17 – Marna

While we eagerly wait for a debut EP from singer-songwriter Marna, we’ll just have to settle for her 5 For Friday selections for now!

The singer-songwriter who hails from South East London played her first ever live gig at Sofar Sounds earlier this month. Her debut single ‘Crossfire’ takes a somewhat minimalistic approach which enhances Marna’s incredible vocals. Here’s her picks:

Jonathan Higgs is basically the archangel of acapella vocal (around the 3:50 mark) and everything else that’s good in the world. Totally obsessed with this whole album. Sit down and properly listen, it will give you LIFE.

Good Shot, Good SoldierEverything Everything

Always the best remedy for a “fuck it” mood.

That’s LifeFrank Sinatra

Our MIA’s a badass and I love her a lot. Very into my parrrdy music recently, and she’s in every one of my playlists and “Bring The Noize” is BIG.

Bring The NoizeMIA

Actually, this is cheating slightly because the first version of this I heard (and subsequently cried to for about a fortnight when I was fifteen) was Birdy’s.

Then when “Farewell, Starlite!” came out last year, I realised that it’s actually Francis’ work of art, and listening to his original recording on Spotify felt like a punch in the stomach in such a good way. Those last few chords are the ones that send my heart sinking to the soles of my feet every time. Feels very final.

I’ll Never Forget YouFrancis and the Lights

This has been on my ‘Recently Played’ since 2013 now. Brooding and chock-full of jealousy and insecurities. Just how I like my men.

Take A Fall For Me (ft. RZA)James Blake

You can check out Marna’s debut single ‘Crossfire’ below:

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