Marlene Oak offers ‘Northern Winds’. Another dusty and emotive enchantment, the single is the focus track and it’s written together with Niclas Edenholm, resulting in a a magical effect.
Marlene’s and her vocals wraps itself up around the heartfelt lyrics, which come at the right time. Your time. And ours. Her soothing presentation is both empathetic and strong, revealing restlessness of the times, with the deep and intrenched hopefulness you’d want from a folk heroine.
Growing up on a small island outside Stockholm, singer-songwriter Marlene Oak turned to music as her escape. After spending her teenage years busking on the streets of the Swedish capital’s Old Town, she first got discovered by someone who simply happened to pass by.
With a soothing voice that expresses raw emotions, Marlene Oak manages to move her audiences like few other artists can. Influenced by her idols Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Janis Joplin – one can sense a timeless spirit in her songs.