Slow and steady wins the race, and that is often the case when it comes to blooming romances. It is hard to know what the future holds, and we know all too well what we have been through, but that’s the beauty of love, isn’t it? This is what Vancouver, BC-based Zenia Marshall explores in her newest single, “Prove Me Wrong” – check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o35hvG_6ac&feature=youtu.be
“Prove Me Wrong” is an atmospheric synth-pop single revolving around the tug of war between one’s inner jaded cynic and relentless hopeless romantic. The rhythm and web that Zenia Marshall creates for listeners paint a picture of two hands guarding and guiding our protagonist through the unpredictability of love. As you listen closely, you can hear the rhythms and instrumentation change as our protagonist becomes “more vulnerable”, asking for real love while ever so hesitant to be burned again. Zenia reflects on this:
“It’s the fight between the natural tendency to shield oneself with doubt all while wanting to be proved wrong. It’s the classic love story between hope and fear. And what we’re willing to give into.”
“Prove Me Wrong” captures that spirit perfectly; with wistful hymns that lull us into a delicate yet powerful airy landscape of silky vocals, it’s hard not to draw parallels to the ignorant bliss that comes with “the honeymoon stage;” before reality sets in and you start to dig into your partner and yourself to prepare for the worst. Hiding secrets in fear of being discovered a fraud all while trying to figure out what our partner may be hiding as well.
“I’m always intrigued by all the things that people don’t say. The thoughts, fears, and worries that are unspoken through life and relationships. I think some of our greatest fears that make us feel like we need to hide away from the world are ironically the most common connection and universally shared secrets,” Zenia remarks.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4HlESG7NB6TG0XWygNOXtu?si=oBHvbJmrT1yCDeXCDVoPPQ&nd=1
Zenia is a Canadian film/tv actress and emerging indie alternative pop singer/songwriter. Growing up, Marshall was headlining sparkly cover bands, musicals, tribute acts, and touring internationally, including “Relive The Music 50s/60s,” multiple musical runs, and the Tina Turner Tribute Act. She has appeared as a supporting role in “Summer of Dreams” alongside Debbie Gibson and lead roles in “Date My Dad.” She has also guest starred on “Supernatural,” SYFY’s “Van Helsing,” and CW’s “Supergirl.” She currently is a recurring guest star on Peacock TV’s “One Of Us Is Lying.”
While Marshall is well known for her TV and film appearances, it doesn’t stop her from bringing her love for live performance into the studio to deliver an extraordinary listening experience.
Marshall’s style can best be described as unique, with no two songs ever truly alike. She uses alternative pop as a vessel for her stories, recalling emotional expeditions and transferring them to an alternative ethereal sonic world. Zenia Marshall co-produces and guides each song to explore a lush dreamy airy landscape of nostalgic vocals, atmospheric guitars, and swirling synths creating a sonically cinematic celestial blend of alt-indie pop.