Chatterbox: Eugene Marie

Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.

Eugene Marie moved to Brooklyn in 2014 and started making a record. That record, which we just released, is Brooklyn-themed in the sense that many of the sounds on the record were taken off the streets of Brooklyn. For example, the lyrics to the song ’Nice Smell’ are all cat calls that Lucy (the singer of Eugene Marie) has received in Brooklyn. Another example— the synth sound in “Can’t Take That Away From Me” is the sound of our upstairs neighbor vacuuming. 

Where did the new single come from?

Brazil. ‘It’ll Never Be This Good’ is our version of the song ‘Águas de Março’ by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim said that writing this song saved him thousands of dollars in therapy sessions, and the song has played a similar role for us. We have the opening lines painted into a mural on our kitchen wall. In english: ‘a stick, a stone, its the end of the road, its the rest of a stump, its a little alone.’ He is listing the things that get washed away with the floods that occur in Rio de Janeiro in March. We did our own thing with it, though. For us it’s an existential anthem. 

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Lots! We just toured the West Coast in June, and about half our set was new material. There is one song in particular that people seemed to latch onto, so that’ll be our first single. It’s a song about the moment when things finally start going your way and its the simplest song we’ve ever written.

What’s on the horizon for you?

The big thing is moving to LA in September. Before we leave we have a big show in Brooklyn featuring two phenomenal artists; Hite and Paris Monster. That’ll be Aug. 25 at C’mon Everybody. Also, in August we’ll be doing a few dates with Pip the Pansy in the south: Atlanta, Athens, and Knoxville. 


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