Hailing from Paris is eclectic musician Lou Marco, who is currently celebrating the release of first fully fledged album Sous la Peau (Under the Skin). A self described amalgamation of Johnny Cash, Bobbie Gentry, Prince, Nancy Sinatra and more, Lou Marco is clearly a force to be reckoned with. FDRMX got to pick her brain for our latest Lucky 13 segment:
FDRMX: What was the moment you realized you wanted/needed to be a musician?
Lou Marco: Back then, I was 22. We were making music, the five of us. And then we went to England, ended up in a manor. That was just great. I can’t remember happier times.
FDRMX: Your most popular song on iTunes is Angry at the Fridge. What do you think it is about that song that makes it so popular?
LM: I didn’t know AATF happened to be the most popular song! All the more surprising as i thought this tune wasn’t the catchiest one!
Don’t know why but it makes me really happy though.
FDRMX: How did your first ever concert go?
LM: As I am more of a studio witch, I wasn’t quite sure about performing live. To my great surprise, I loved it immediately, although that was a scary experience at first.
FDRMX: What do you believe is the biggest lesson you ever learned about performing?
LM: One day, a stage director told me “The audience don’t have to be watching you, you must watch them”. That taught me a lot.
FDRMX: What’s the most common mistake you see from other artists you’ve worked with/performed with?
LM: Maybe the lack of peculiarity.. People who didn’t manage to create their own world.
FDRMX: What would you say is the overall message of your newest album “Sous La Peau”?
LM: Don’t have any message to deliver.
Just want my music to soundtrack people’s lives. It is meant to soothe or awake them.
FDRMX: Where is your favorite place to write music?
LM: I usually write and compose in my home studio but ideas for songs can happen anywhere, anytime.
FDRMX: What did you think of the Music Video for Don’t Care? How much creative control did you have over it?
LM: The group who made the video is called ‘le Groupuscule’. I got very much involved in the making of it, i like that!
Thinking up videos is a very refreshing and enriching adventure.
FDRMX: One of your first big breaks was writing the music for the ad ‘L’Homme’ by Yves Saint Laurent. Would you have guessed that the ad would lead to a full blown music career?
LM: Yes, thanks to this ad, i was able to join the SACEM (the French ASCAP/BMI) as a composer!
FDRMX: Which of your upcoming concerts are you most excited for?
LM: This summer, we will play in a festival : ‘le Cabaret Frappé’.
FDRMX: What are your three most influential artists?
LM: Tom Waits, Prince, and Jack White
FDRMX: Is there one huge goal on you mind that you’d love to meet sometime in your career?
LM: I’d love to write the score for a Tarantino movie, this is one of my dreams.
FDRMX: If you could describe your music in just one word, what would it be?