I found her voice inside a small shop in Madrid during the Enjoy Pelayo St celebrated last April. Marem Ladson sat in a stool with her guitar and since the first minute she started singing her songs I immediately fell in love with her sound. Marem has a profound and unique style, like an old folky soul, that doesn’t correspond to her age at all. I just couldn’t stop thinking how good and special she was. I believed I was in front of a very talented new artist that deserved to be widely known. This is why I’m so happy that I got her to answer some questions for the blog.
If you ever have the chance to see her play, please just sit in the front row and feel her magic.
Who is Marem Ladson? I am an 18 year old defined by the coming-together of American and Spanish roots. I’m a half time student of International Relations, since I’ve always been interested in different areas like politics, history and cultures of the world, and a full time singer songwriter, because it is the way I express myself.
Where do you find beauty? In nature and in simplicity.
What kind of feelings do you wish to communicate with your songs? When I write songs, like Hemingway once said, I try to write hard and clear about what hurts, it is a way of healing. I try to communicate just the way I feel, my worries, my thoughts… Sometimes disappointment, others rage, love, fear…
A song that you love and wish you had written: Hotel California by The Eagles
A fictional character that inspires you: Alexander Supertramp because of his brave and daring spirit, his longing to discover the world and also himself.
Could you tell us about your future plans? I’m releasing my first single this fall with Gran Derby Records and next year my first album! I will keep on studying international relations at the Complutense University and, at the same time, writing songs.
Thanks to Gran Derby Records for the photographs 🙂