directcurrentmusic.com May 12 2011

Mariana Bell – Singer/songwriter deftly walks the line between commercial adult pop and the more eclectic and personal indie tunecraft on her nicely balanced third album…born in Australia, raised in Virginia, hitting the usual pass-the-hat folk clubs in New York for a while, she now calls L.A. home // Release: Push (May 10) // Sounds like: Bell isn’t shy about mixing up her folk/rock roots with a few well-chosen, rough-hewn guitar riffs on songs like the soaring title track and the blustery, uptempo country/rock anthem “Good Enough” // Quote: I’ve always felt that I’m a folk singer and that’s my thing…but now it’s more like the record has different distinct things– one that’s more folky and one that’s more modern… So I’m just not afraid to…

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Blogcritics.org by Fitz: May 12, 2011

For me all art is, on some level, about introspection. Be it in a novel, film, or song, the artist is sharing a piece of themselves, whether it’s their view of the world, how they deal with relationships, or how they explore their innermost dreams and desires. Sometimes the art of creation itself is simply a therapy to get it all out in the open. Through every piece, we as the audience gain a piece of the puzzle that makes that creator who they are. With that in mind, Mariana Bell must have been going through some serious stuff while writing the songs on her latest album, Push. From the title song to the last track, you can tell some of…

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