‘LILA’ – Available Now!
Released: August 19th, 2022
Covert art by Nahid Hagigat
IF YOU WANT ME (SATISFY ME) | SI ME QUIERES
“If You Want Me – I wrote this song when I was 16. It is my second most popular song after Falling Slowly and is never missing from a live concert setlist. Whenever I hear the recording from Once, I hardly recognize myself anymore, my voice has changed so much over the years. I felt it was time to revisit this song. You guys ready?”
Listen to the new interprestation of the song on Bandcamp! Both the English version, as well as in Spanish.
The song is about being present and feeling joyful without forming an attachment to how long the feeling may last.
It is about a connection with others, without needing to analyze or name it, hoping only that the joy can be shared.
It is about celebrating that joy and that connection – the here and now – with song and dance, being together and feeling elevated.
Featuring the wonderful Eric Harper on guitars, Manu Barreto on drums and percussion, and Sturla Mio Thorisson on programming and production, it is truly a song that makes me want to dance. I hope it may do the same for you.”
GIRL FROM A MOVIE
MY ROOTS GO DEEP
AMONG THE LIVING
Among The Living, Marketa’s second single following the summer solstice release of Quintessence, is available now via all streaming platforms.
Markéta & Glen will be performing their first shows together in over a decade in March 2022 to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the film ONCE. These select dates will highlight songs from The Swell Season and Once as well as their individual careers.
Marketa Irglova has released Among the Living, an epic and powerful song she carefully regards as a compassionate elegy for 2020, available via all major streaming platforms.
I want to use this opportunity to share with you a video made back in 2012 in Argentina by my friend Alejandro Rojas to a song of mine called We Are Good.
When touring around the world was my main occupation, I had the fortune and privilege of being in a position to meet many wonderful people. This is how I found my way to Iceland and met Sturla Mio Thorisson.
The Leading Bird video is nominated in the Nordic Music Video Awards, in the audience’s favorite category: The Gaffa Audience Award. What an honor! Thank you and congratulations to all other nominees.
Hey guys – I am just back in Iceland for a few days before we head out to Czech Republic for a show in Plzeň (March 29th), or Pilsen as it would be more known. I was asked to sing the Czech version of the title track of a beautiful Irish animated movie called Song of the Sea, originally sung by Lisa Hannigan. This was a very fun project for me and I wanted to share with you the trailer made for Czech cinemas where Song of the Sea premiered this month. Czech it out 🙂
We are pleased to announce that Marketa will be joining Damien Rice for four of his US tourdates in April! Mar will be performing solo on these dates. She and Damien have shared the stage together before so this will be a special night of music. You can hear Mar on Damien’s new record, My Favourite Faded Fantasy on the song “Long Long Way”.