May this song be a vessel to you and carry you on its wings. Lay down, close your eyes, listen, and give yourself permission to let go and lift off.

Quintessence is available now exclusively through Marketa’s Bandcamp. Please find more about the song here and enjoy.

Exclusive Video: Making Of MUNA

Check out this behind the scenes look at the making of MUNA. We’re excited to share some of the creative energy that went into the recording process.
The album will be released on September 23 and is available now for pre-order on iTunes here.
Produced & Directed by Zohreh Shayesteh
Edited & Co-directed by Malika Weeden
Sound Mixing by Laura Sinnott
Additional Sound Mixing by Sturla Mio Thorisson

“The Leading Bird” Video Premiere

We’re so pleased to share this new video for The Leading Bird from the upcoming record MUNA. It features dancer Maria Alejandra Jara De Marco and was made in Iceland by our friends at Refur Creative, Hörður Sveinsson, Helgi Jóhannsson and Atli Viðar. It premiered at Spin.com earlier today.

“I am inspired by the open space, the wilderness of the nature, the strong energy coming from the land,” Irglová said of Iceland’s influence on her new music. “There is a harmony, a balance, something that allows for a freer flow of creativity. It is easier to be one with oneself and one with everything and everyone around.”

My Friend Mary

My Friend Mary

I met Mary many years ago, when I was still living in Ireland. I came over to Glen’s place for a cuppa tea one day and there she was in his garden, helping him to plant some onions. I fell in love with Mary straight away. Her hands and shoes were covered in mud, and her chestnut hair was held up with pins in the most beautifully wild way. Her woolen swather was well worn and it’s threads intertwined with strands of dried grass, revealing how common spending time in a garden was for her. She contained within her the earthiness of her people which I loved and enjoyed during my time living in Ireland. [Read More]

My Trinity

My Trinity

Back in 2010, when I had just made a transition from living in Ireland to renting an apartment in Manhattan, I attended a concert held at a cafe/art gallery called Zora space in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I was invited by my friend Jake Clemons, who was performing as one of the acts, and I accepted his invitation with a fair amount of excitement, having made a conscious decision at the time to embrace the more social life of New York City in comparison to my “out in the country” life in Ireland. I took the F train to Smith and 9th street and walked to the cafe a few blocks away. [Read More]

MUNA

MUNA

We’re elated to announce that Marketa’s second solo record, MUNA, will be available on 23rd September 2014 worldwide on ANTI Records and she will be touring North America and Europe this Fall.

Muna means “to remember” in Icelandic. Remembering that which has been forgotten is a recurring theme throughout this record. “I had been to Iceland for the first time with the Swell Season,” Marketa says. “I fell in love with it then and was sad to leave, although I knew someday something would bring me back. I am inspired by the open space, the wilderness of the nature, the strong energy coming from the land. There is a harmony, a balance, something that allows for a freer flow of creativity. It is easier to be one with oneself and one with everything and everyone around. This makes for better art, in my opinion.” Click through to learn more about MUNA & to hear a song from the album called This Right Here.

Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome

It is wonderful that you have found your way here, giving me an opportunity to introduce you to my new record MUNA, which is coming out this fall. It has been ready and waiting for some time now for its moment to be heard and it brings me much joy and excitement that the time has come, for I have been excited to share it with you. [Read More]