Saturday Video Fun: "Perfect Kiss" by Marie Hines is my new favorite county song (and video).
Marie Hines is a singer-songwriter out of Nashville, originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Marie is part of Music City Unsigned, which is a community of independent artists working in Nashville. "Perfect Kiss" is the totally irresistible single that comes out on Tuesday as part of the five track Heartcrash EP.
Marie wrote all five songs on the EP. Her band includes piano, guitar, bass, and drums, along with some pedal steel, violin, viola, and cello. Eric Kinny arranged and produced the EP with consummate skill, he also played piano on two of the songs.
"Perfect Kiss" is typical of Marie's songwriting. One of the great joys of music for me has always been finding a great singer-songwriter, and Marie is such an artist. Her singing and musicianship are impeccable, and there is a considerable amount of magic in her songwriting. She writes from the heart, with all the emotion and passion intact. These qualities were all evident on her debut album, Worth The Fight(2010) which established Marie as one of Nashville's finest new singer-songwriters. She also has a live album, The Living Room Sessions(2011).
Worth The Fight
The Living Room Sessions
In addition to cooking up great songs, Marie is also a cupcake baker of some renown. She describes that when she is recording, she brings a plate of cupcakes to the studio with a different flavor every day. You can find some of her cupcake recipes on her blog. Finally, for a bonus video this week we have one that that goes behind the scenes of the "Perfect Kiss" video. If you watch closely, you can see Marie with a plate of cupcakes on the video shoot. Enjoy. (Photos courtesy of Marie Hines.)
Marie Hines' Website
Marie Hines' Facebook
Marie Hines' Blog