You know those things you wouldn’t always pair together, but as it turns out they really go quite well? Like, oreos and peanut butter. Like, Marissa Bregman’s sultry voice and the cheeky accompaniment behind her original songs. Marissa is a New York City socialite turned pop singer, but not in the “…Baby One More Time” sort of way we tend to generalize as “pop” music. Marissa’s tunes are less salacious, more honest and surely not the makings of a bubblegum sell-out.
She began as the daughter of Martin Bregman, noted producer of classic films such as “Scarface” and “Carlito’s Way”, growing up in New York and being subjected to a life of high-society; an endless spectacle of parties and cotillions. Her deep love for music inspired her to pursue a career as a singer and she has since worked her way into the iTunes libraries of many by posting her early covers and original songs on YouTube. Now, after garnering over five thousand Facebook fans, she’s working on her first album entitled “Parade” and is making it as unique as she is with the use of makeshift instruments (Potato chips anyone? No? Alright, I’ll just use them as a drum!) to give the album a sense of reality. In front of the chip-drum are her forthright lyrics about love in such a conversational way, they radiate truth and evoke the ultimate sense of relatability for listeners.
This New York girl’s buoyant melodies mixed with raw lyrical phrases are the ideal marriage for some new tunes on your summer playlist; be sure to “like” her on Facebook for some free ear candy, aka, music downloads. Marissa’s single “Starlight” is available now on iTunes and her album “Parade” will be joining us soon!