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  • Tessa Maddaloni

Review: "Six Strings" - Dorothy Marie

Comparison is truly the thief of joy. There will always be someone who seems to be doing better than you, making more money, is better liked. Most of the time however, it is one’s own insecurities that feed into this notion, not actual facts. Dorothy Marie’s latest release “Six Strings” details this very feeling. She sees everyone else in the world and compares herself to them, wondering why she feels like she is not their equal. In a similar vein, she talks about the feelings of self-sabotage, and the internal struggle of wanting to feel better but getting stuck in this toxic loop. The song itself is an alternative and indie track, with Marie’s wistful voice and catchy beat.

Marie’s lyrics waste no time getting into the thick of the plot line. In the chorus, she sings “Six strings is still not enough, this guitar don’t count unless you play it right / and I can’t believe that after all this time, I’m still bleeding on the inside”. This is an ode to the way that she feels as an artist- as if her skills aren’t enough to match everyone else’s, as if she isn’t good enough. The bridge repeats this notion, as she sings “You don't even want this, you don't even need this / You don't even see this, You can’t even be this”. The last lyric hits hard, and seems to be a direct thought from every listener’s own head. The feeling that you will never be what you dream to be, that you don’t have the talent or skills, pervades everyone’s minds, certainly my own. Marie knows how to get in touch with her audience, and her lyrics are a raw and real testament to this skill.

Dorothy Marie is an indie pop singer from Colorado. She has been releasing music since 2014, and has garnered a large following on social media through posting snippets of her music. She now lives in Los Angeles chasing the indie singer’s dream, as she releases music that is beyond real and heartbreaking. Her vibe is a bit of pop-rock, a bit of electronic soundscapes, and a whole lot of emotional plotlines. With her clear tone and relatable lyrics, it is no doubt that Marie is going to go far in this industry. Make sure to follow the social media accounts below to stay tuned for more releases.

Written By Tessa Maddaloni



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