Marie  Glad

Marie Glad

 Stockholm, Stockholm, SWE
BandPop

Intriguing, sensual and rich in depth. They call her 'Sweden's best kept secret'. Marie Glad is like a vocal corde lisse dancer balancing between pop, indie, electro and jazz. Her voice is as timeless and beautiful as Joni Mitchell’s and her lyrics warm and sensitive.

Biography

'Intriguing, sensual and rich in depth'.

Marie Glad is working on a new feeling. A collection of bedroom stories, heartbeats and new collaborations. In the borderland between pop and electro. The first part of the triology Bedroom Stories will be released in December 2010. The second and third part will be released in 2011.

With a deep, resonant voice and vivid melodies, Marie Glad takes us on an unforgettable journey through life and love on her remarkable debut album, Rescue Me.

From the quiet determination of Strange Love to the wistful yet upbeat All Fools Are Kings. From the hauntingly melodic Rescue Me to the searing refrain of the balladlike Lucky Star - these are songs written from the heart that live on in the memory, as much for their lyricism as their raw honesty. Powerful stories born of experience. In the words of Songbirds, “The truth has no disguise”- something that Marie Glad probes unflinchingly.

The debut album Rescue Me was released October 13, 2009.

Influences: Feist, PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, Jónsi, Joni Mitchell, Björk, Sophie Zelmani.

Lyrics

All Fools Are Kings

Written By: Marie Glad

That week was so short but I remember it still
We were running around and shouting out loud
All fools are kings

I took your hand and you took mine
We were like children of tomorrow searching for wonderland

All fools are kings, all fools are kings
All fools are kings, all fools are kings

That week was intense, you entered my heart
Became beauty of all things, we were lovers from the start
All kings are fools

I stepped on your toes and you stepped on mine
Were not able to avoid it, painful just as a lie

All fools are kings, all fools are kings
All fools are kings, all kings are fools

If you dare I’ll be there, take my hand let us run
Through the streets and the alleys, shouting loud, having fun

All fools are kings, all fools are kings
All fools are kings, all kings are fools

All fools are kings, all fools are kings
All kings are fools, all fools are kings

Strange Love

Written By: Marie Glad

Finally, we have come to a crossroad
No more fear will help us to run away
My defeat turns into victory
A new route is set and done
And it will give me all the strength I need
To keep this show going on

I call you strange love
You are like a million diamonds
on a dark blue eternal sky
I call you strange love
Your heart is like an ocean
It will never run dry

Eternally, a billion stars will shine over history
All the steps we take will finally
Lead us to one path, one soul, one heart in unity

I call you strange love
You are like a million diamonds
on a dark blue eternal sky
Your heart is like an ocean
It will never run dry
I call you strange love
'Cause you lead me through stormy weathers

Are you running away?
If you stop for a minute you’ll see

I call you strange love
You are like a million diamonds
On a dark blue eternal sky
Your heart is like an ocean
It will never run dry
I call you strange love
Cause you lead me through stormy weathers
Even though, even when I've lost my mind

Rescue Me

Written By: Marie Glad

I have a fantasy
It’s wild, blossom, free
I’m walking by the sea
With the wind you have come to

Rescue me
Bring my far beyond my darkest dreams
Open up this cage and let me see
White doves flying high where no rivers run dry

I landed by your side
Closed my wings to the tide
My heart is sad, you'll see
Give my time, I will heal

Rescue me
Bring my far beyond my darkest dreams
Open up this cage and let me see
White doves flying high where no rivers run dry

I dreamt this dream of you
You sang like angels do

Rescue me
Bring my far beyond my darkest dreams
Open up this cage and let me see
White doves flying high where no rivers run dry

Walking In Circles

Written By: Marie Glad

I was walking in circles
Asking the wind
Can you lead me
Away from this pain
This coastline at dawn
Over the seas
Till I find peace?

But I was hit by a star
I saw an angel
He was crossing my path
He had those seldom seen eyes reflecting my past
My tears, my laugh, my hunger

Hit by a star
I found an angel
Deep rooted but far away
A longing soul afraid of losing his heart
A silent spoken story
Based on a life of pain and glory

Am I still walking in circles
Asking the wind
Will you still lead me
Away from this pain
This coastline at dusk
Over the seas
Till I find peace?

Are we still walking in circles?

Go Away

Written By: Marie Glad

Time has come to reveal saints and loonies
To bring sharpness to my forgotten common sense
Although I knew your play my mind betrayed me
So, I decided to put an end to the game

‘Cause I can promise you that even
If I would beg you to stay
Must go, go, go!
Go away!

Time has come to deal with bad excuses
Oh, excuse me but you forgot to pay, pay for the rent
That puppyish smile of your will not deceive me
‘Cause, I've decided to put an end to the game

‘Cause I can promise you that even
If I would beg you to stay
Must go, you must go!
Go away!

Cry My Love

Written By: Marie Glad

Sunday mornings
Words are buzzing in my head
Turning sides
Don’t wanna hear of cloudy days
Just wanna feel

Cry my love, cry my love
Till you won't cry again
Cry my love, cry my love
Till you won’t feel the pain

Sunday mornings
Words are buzzing in my head
Turning sides
Just wanna hear of sunny days
Wanna feel

Cry my love, cry my love
Till you won't cry again
Cry my love, cry my love
Till you won’t feel the pain

Songbirds

Written By: Marie Glad

There hasn't been a day
My lips are still spelling your name
Although I went my way
Your love remained the same

I can see the sunshine in your eyes
And the moonlight touching your smile
I can hear the songbirds:
“Tell no lies, the truth has no disguise”

This path is not in vain
I know that it will lead me till the end
When there's nothing more to gain
Your love remains the same

I surrender to your will
With a pure love I surrender

I can see the sunshine in your eyes
And the moonlight touching your smile
I can hear the songbirds:
“Tell no lies, the truth has no disguise”

Don’t Look Back

Written By: Marie Glad

Sweet words accompanying me
Walking down this road on a Sunday
And the rain is calling out:
“Don't look back! Continue!”

Sweet words accompanying me
On this road from dust to swan lake
I can hear your voice, it's calling out:
“Don't look back! Continue!”

Those days are gone when this broken heart
was begging won’t you please...
Those days are gone when this broken heart
was begging won’t you please set me free!

Don't you look back for lost love!
Those days are gone!
Those days are gone!
Don't you look back for lost love!
Those days are gone!
Those days are gone!

Lucky Star

Written By: Marie Glad

She was tempted by whispers and drawn from the past
She entered the world with an ace in her cards
With plain words of wisdom and stories of love
She opened a treasure, she aimed at your heart:

Dare to be a lucky star
You must be a lucky star
Dare to see that the star
You must see
It is your heart
It is your heart

Confusion rules space in this world, be awake
A beautiful star can get caught in the trade
So, mind all the steps, mind the gap, mind the fame
The star is your heart, so run for its sake

Dare to be a lucky star
You must be a lucky star
Dare to see that the star
You must see
It is your heart
It is your heart

True is her garden, a temple on earth
She waters a dried land, she quenches your thirst
Release all your fear, she says, remember to your path
Aim for the treasure, prepare for restart

Dare to be a lucky star
You must be a lucky star
Dare to see that the star
You must see
It is your heart
It is your heart

Be Aware

Written By: Marie Glad

I see a girl in a window
I’m passing by
As she tells me the story of my
Life, full of joy, full of sorrow
With a tender voice
She relates to us all:

“There’s no time for confusion
Only moments for care
Look beyond the illusion
Open up if you dare
There’s no time for regression
There are no shortcuts in prayers
Look beyond your confession
That’s my lesson
Be aware”

In days of thunder
In days of sunshine
That little girl, she’s always there
Fading in and out of my life
She’s a part of my journey
And with a tender voice
She reminds us all:

“There’s no time for confusion
Only moments for care
Look beyond the illusion
Open up if you dare
There’s no time for regression
There are no shortcuts in prayers
Look beyond your confession
That’s my lesson
Be aware”

Discography

Marie Glad: Bedroom Stories - part 1 (1/3 2010)
Marie Glad: Rescue Me (Album 2009)
Marie Glad: Rescue Me / Songbirds (Single 2009)
Royal Sister: Royal Sister (EP 2008)
Marie Glad: I Call You Strange Love (EP 2008)
Marie Glad: Marie Glad (EP 2006)

Set List

1. Loverboy
2. Stay
3. Strange Love
4. All Fools Are Kings
5. Rescue Me
6. Walking In Circles
7. Go Away
8. Cry My Love
9. Songbirds
10. Don’t Look Back
11. Lucky Star
12. Be Aware
13. Tomorrow
14. Neighbour Song
15. Me Buscaré
16. Fridlyst själ