LA-based alt-pop artist Faith Marie presents her new single ‘NVM (Remix)’, an infectious downtempo song about depression and the author’s personal struggles to move forward.
This is Faith Marie’s first music output since 2020, when she released ‘Nobody’. Despite a series of lockdowns and other setbacks, she didn’t stop creating and now is back to once again share her first love (music) with people that have been so supportive over the years.
The new remix re-envisions her original version of ‘NVM’. A collaboration with UUin, Inc., a media boutique company/creative agency focused on curating and creating original content, this new offering brings her trademark orchestral pop closer to the electronic realm.
Originally from Provo, Utah, this clever dynamic singer-songwriter began developing her skills at the age of 13, launching a successful YouTube channel that would attract over 100,000 subscribers over the next five years, in addition to millions of listens via Spotify. Her first singles included the moody piano ballad ‘Antidote’, the orchestrally adorned ‘Little Girl’ and the electronic-laced ‘Devil on My Shoulder’, each of dealing with themes of struggle, anxiety, and hope.
From her early years dabbling in music as a family-oriented hobby through to her move to L.A. and release of nearly a dozen singles to date, Faith Marie has always written purely from a subconscious place.
“I wrote this song when I had a very difficult time grasping my mental illness. I felt very alone and as a timid young girl, it felt as though I couldn’t talk to anyone about it, and so this song became the first of many expressions of my ongoing struggles with mental health. A producer from London was inspired by the song and he’s responsible for the new musical direction of the remix,” says Faith Marie.
Producer and UUin Inc. label head Amyn Bhai elucidates on how this collaboration came about: “While working at a local label in Los Angeles, I came across a performance video of Faith at a local venue called The Velour, which her dad had posted on YouTube. Soon after, we began working together. She was 13 when we started working together. She traveled back and forth between LA and Utah during her teens while we worked on developing a sound and songwriting. Once we felt confident that we had a song and a direction, we recorded and posted a performance video of her cover of Bring Me The Horizon ‘Drown’. That got a lot of visibility. We followed that up with ‘Antidote’, an original she wrote and produced.”
The long hibernation is over, and there’s years of music that needs to be heard. Pandora’s Box will be opening – Be ready for more. Soon enough, Faith Marie will be unveiling new music with her ‘More Than I Am’ EP, the lead track of which will be released before the end of 2022.
As of October 28, Faith Marie’s ‘NVM (Remix)’ is available from fine digital music outlets across the net, including Apple Music, Spotify and also Bandcamp.