03-Nov-2020 | Marta Ren - 22.22
Marta Ren - 22.22
Portuguese Funk & Roll sensation Marta Ren to release new single “22:22”, October 23rd via Record Kicks.
Since Marta Ren went solo from her band The Groovelvets, her groove has been not up for negotiation; whoever she meets in the studio or on stage, whether it be with a band, a producer or even an orchestra (or two), asserting her own destiny as a leader of her signature “Funk & Roll” sound.
With her latest single “22:22”, coming out October 23rd on all digital platforms via the Milanese label Record Kicks, she references her continuous need to be honest with herself, struggling internally for the need to listen to herself whilst dealing with the challenges of pleasing other people.
At a time when the word “activism” is used as a communication accessory, here the artist assumes something essential to change the paradigm: to listen and make our voices heard, as much as we reach out as a human gesture kindness.
Marta Ren exploded onto the international soul scene with her debut album "Stop Look Listen" in 2016 but she has been around in the Portuguese scene since the mid 90s with local band The Bombazines. After the release of her acclaimed debut album "Stop Look Listen" Marta has played extensively across Europe, playing numerous festivals such as Trans Musicales in France and Eurosonic in the Netherlands, the UK’s well established Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival as well as the highly regarded Sziget Festival in Hungary.
Towards the end of 2019, Marta invited the Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra to interpret her repertoire, which included songs from her album “Stop Look Listen”, her most recent single “Worth It”, as well as classic themes from the American Songbook.
In the midst of a global pandemic, she performed with the Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra as part of one Portugal’s most cherished festivals the Avante Festival in Amora, which was aired by Antena3 / RTP TV station in her home country, Portugal, where she is a household name; it also gave her fans the opportunity to hear a taste of latest single “22:22”, released October 23rd via Records Kicks.