In light of Upstream Music Fest, we caught up with one of our artists that will be joining us on stage Sunday, June 3rd, Mother Marygold.
Mother Marygold has bewitched us with her unique and powerful voice.
SHE is sure to move you the same <3 ~ Stoney Spice
Women.Weed.WiFi: What are you looking forward to the most while you are here in Seattle for Upstream Music Fest?
Mother Marygold: This will be my first time in Seattle, and I'm really excited about exploring the city and its energy. I'm also looking forward to connecting with other artists and catching some amazing shows. and FOOD.
WWWiFi: What song are you most excited to perform and why?
MM: We are planing to perform some unreleased music, gonna feel out the crowd and hit em with a few surprises. I think it’s important to give a unique experience every performance. It’s a communication between artist and audience, and I love to talk. We may hit em with Prayer, or Grand Theft or something no one has heard yet, it all depends on the conversation.
WWWiFi: What has recently been your source of inspiration and what have you been creating because of it?
MM: People and my personal experiences have been inspiring me. I am very intrigued by human behavior, and cause and affect of my actions. People have helped me grow, helped me learn valuable lessons, and helped me better understand different perspectives. With that comes experiences I put into the music, experiences that others have battled and/or may be facing. As a result, I've been creating conversations of experience, telling my story of things I've been through, ways I talk myself out of anxiety and insecurities and in recent time, honesty.
WWWiFi: What is a long-term goal you are working toward right now?
MM: I’ve never been big on thinking music could be a career choice, I've always looked at it as a hobby or something I like to do for fun. However, my mind is changing, and I'm becoming more serious about my craft. It may be a bit bold to say, but I want to fill the void of Nina Simone and strengthen my vocal ability. I want to sit next to Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill and know that I've earned that spot and worked my ass off. I'm perfecting my craft and vocal abilities and will get there.
WWWiFi: What flower do you find yourself smoking most?
MM: I got some marshmallow plant in my tea right now lol.
WWWiFi: What are the first 5 words that come to mind when you think of women of color?
MM: Beautiful, Stong, Innovative, Warriors, Go- Getters <3333
—Catch Mother Marygold performing on the International Girl Gang stage—
Sunday 6/3 9:15pm @ 13 Coins 255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104
Monday 6/4 @ LoveCityLove