New Single Out Now!

ocean still





Finalmente! I am so excited to share the debut single Middle of the Ocean off my forthcoming album Tide & Stars! Here’s a little sneak peek of the music video:

And here you can listen to / download the full track:

Telling a familiar story of two lovers separated by the sea (… guess who?), this song was fittingly recorded on both sides of the Atlantic – from Cape Ann, Massachusetts to Florence, Italy – and was produced by Bernardo Baglioni (who also features on guitar, bass, mandolin, and backup vocals… phew!). The song’s lonely protagonist finds solace in the horizon, knowing her love is looking back at her from some distant shore. Middle of the Ocean pays homage to love’s indomitable spirit… so what better time to release it than Valentine’s Day?

Click here for lyrics, credits, etc. Love to all & grazie mille to everyone who contributed!

New Song! “Blessed Burden”





Hello all, in honor of the International Day of Peace on September 21, I am very excited to share a brand new song with you along that theme.

I wrote this song in a moment of helplessness — a feeling that is becoming all too familiar to many of us, unfortunately — when news of bombs and shipwrecks and shootings is constant and overwhelming. I got caught on the idea of peace as a burden that must be fought for, earned, and shared among the many, as opposed to a blessing bestowed upon and enjoyed by the few (hardly a new idea, I know, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it). But true peace is not easy, and neither is true love — and in this way, these challenges are also our sweetest blessings, both to give and to receive. I’ll leave it at that, and let the song say the rest. Click here to watch the video on YouTube if the below embedded preview isn’t working.




Across wild seas and war torn lands

In droves they flee, screaming and wringing their hands

One fence, one borderline previously unseen

Is now a trench sharply defined, defended by artillery


We can spare it – a little love

We can share it – I know there’s more than enough


I am sitting here in the warm cocoon of home

I’ve never known such fear, never was reduced to skin and bones

Who decided that this life

Was not for everyone, that this dream was divided?


We can bear it – a little peace

We can bear it – to give love, give love is

Freefall – it’s scary

Trust entire

It’s a blessed burden

To light and tend this fire


People, rise – and hold each other tight and near

Love defies the dark, the anger, greed, and fear

We’re just one little planet in a sea of stars

And whether we are gonna make it is a question of heart


We can bear it – a little peace

We can bear it – ’cause it’s love will set us free…


copyright 2016 Marina Evans