Arts writer Gary Turner says of Alice Marie’s debut CD Equilibrium,
“Her piano melodies and haunting lyrics are captivating. This is an intriguing offering from what is sure to become a sought-after talent.”
Tina Shafer, coordinator of the Songwriters’ Circle at the Bitter End in New York City, was of the same mind when she invited Alice Marie to take the stage where Desmond Child, Vanessa Carlton, and Norah Jones once shared their compositions.
The New York-based singer-songwriter likes to balance the earthy with the spiritual and thinks of songwriting as “making love with your higher self.” The result is sensuous rock-driven ballads that sometimes erupt into volcanic exorcisms. Whether she’s floating in the ether or digging in the dirt, the poet in Alice Marie emerges in all her songs, particularly in “Seasoned,” an experimental ballad about enduring love.
The voice of this Celtic-hearted Brazilian with the French name is alternately bold and delicate, inspiring comparisons to Natalie Merchant, The Cranberries, and Sarah McLachlan, while some of her dramatic arrangements display the influence of Kate Bush and Tori Amos.