The beautiful badass artist Marina Kaye has released a music video that freely depicts the brutality in new love. ‘The Whole 9’ is a sight to see!
Ladies and gents, girls and boiz, gals and guys, tune in to the latest from Marina Kaye: “The Whole 9”, a powerful pop single that speaks on the simple truth in romance; the message resonating as a heartfelt testament to moving past old wounds and welcoming the present, as is. The raw realness in this admission of both vulnerability and strength is one of the defining and wonderful qualities of Marina Kaye; her effortlessly authentic energy is conveyed through her songwriting from years of music industry know-how and experience as a human being. Her mastery in this arena can be attributed to hard work and due diligence after many years, beginning her career as an artist at thirteen and continuing this creative outlet as a means of connecting with herself and others.
Catch our conversation with Marina Kaye and watch the music video for “The Whole 9” here, where she brings the passion to life in an intense depiction of her struggle for the right kind of love. Tune in!
SO, how did you first get into music? Were you always drawn to this form of expression?
I started to sing at a very young age but I never thought I would be a singer one day. Then I started to write, and I realized writing and singing were my real two forms of expression.
Who or what inspired you most in the early days of your singing career? (And why?)
I’ve always been inspired by Bruno Mars and Prince. My two favorite artists. They’re the definition of talent and I admire them a lot.
What was it like, adjusting to the lifestyle of doing music at such a young age? Did you wish you were one of the ‘normal’ kids? I guess puberty must’ve looked a bit different for you as well, huh? Lol.
Haha! I never wished I was one of the normal kids. I’ve had some really difficult moments but they made me so much stronger. I didn’t really have to adjust my life, I’ve been going with the flow since the beginning and it worked for me.
What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your career this far? How did you overcome them?
I feel like I’m facing challenges everyday in my career. The most difficult thing for me is to balance feelings and work because I’m very passionate about what I do and I try not to put too much emotion in my decisions.
What would you say has been the biggest highlight?
Definitely writing and recording my third and upcoming album.
Can you talk about the story behind ‘The Whole 9’? I think it has to do with balancing romantic relationships vs. mental health – right?
‘The Whole 9’ is about my fear to get in a relationship because of everything I’ve been through in the past. It’s difficult for me to fully trust someone because I’ve been hurt a lot before in my young years.
What is the biggest misconception, do you think, when it comes to mental health? Is it something that you talk about openly with regards to your own life?
People think talking about your mental health and being open about having issues is a weakness. I personally think that vulnerability is a beautiful thing and that’s what I promote through my music.
When it comes to styling and concepting your music videos, what is that process, generally? What do you think about most?
I usually have a very clear idea of what I want to do in my music videos. But style and image are two things I’m still learning about. But I know what I want and more than anything, what I don’t want.
What was it like for ‘The Whole 9’, getting everything together and executing the finished product? Was it pretty easy from start to finish?
It was very easy because I was working with two people I feel very comfortable around. I wrote and produced the song with David Stewart and Jessica Agombar. We wrote 90% of my album together. We have a lot of fun in our writing sessions and usually never leave the studio without a finished song
How do you feel about the music industry, generally, for women right now?
I feel like people are starting to understand the necessity to put women in a position of power instead of trying to tear them down. But there’s still a lot of misogyny in the business.
Finally, what’s your advice for fellow creative people – women and girls in particular? Like maybe something you would tell your past self, if you could?
I would tell them to be very careful and picky when it comes to their entourage. To trust their personal instinct above all and to remain as humble as possible.