Marie Glad’s concept album ‘Bedroom Stories’, a kaleidoscope of the meanings of love in three parts, moves on to sister love with part two. The mood is more tender, more introspective than part one dedicated to menfolk out there. Compassion, support,loss, grief and understanding are the main topics which Marie explores in three short but intense songs.
Where part one of ‘Bedroom Stories’ used New Wave references from the 70’s and 80’s to create a coolly detached atmosphere, Marie pushes the music further into a polar landscapes of sound ringing with brittle, angular guitar stabs. We are entering a stark, ever so slightly threatening place lit up by fleeting moments of beauty.
If pop culture history is your thing, then ‘Bedroom Stories Pt.2′ continues Marie’s musical journey into the mid-80’s of the icy romantic imagery of bands like The Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil. Producers Rob Spectrum and Oisin Lunny, both no strangers to 80’s music, capture the sound spot on.
It’s the most logical step on from the edgy, world weary Marianne Faithful sound Marie captured on part one. Listening to ‘Bedroom Stories’ so far, the music moves neatly on this imaginary timeline from the late 70’s through the mid 80’s to - what next?
Considering that part three of ‘Bedroom Stories’ is mooted to deal with love for the person you turned out to be yourself, I could see a move to the early/mid 90’s sound of Felt. Yet more introspective to the degree of slipping into the obscure but with a firm grip on melody and slinky rhythms. Yep, Creation period Felt driven by exuberant hammond organ or languidly rolling along the ivories of a concert piano sound like a reasonable choice for the third and final part of ‘Bedroom Stories’.
Meanwhile, immerse yourself in ‘Don’t Give Up’, ‘This World’ and ‘Mirrors’ on the second instalment of Marie’s album.
Watch Marie’s Video For ‘This World’