Marian Call Releases New Single from Something Fierce “Dear Mister Darcy” Available for Download Now
Imagine a slam poetry complaint riffing on Jane Austen set to a deep Ani DiFranco groove, and there you have the inventive new single from Marian Call. “Dear Mister Darcy,” is, in the words of Call, “a song about what happens when a shy nerdy boy and a shy nerdy girl love each other very very much. That is -- nothing.”
“Darcy” is as literary as Austen herself, with flocks of double meanings, assonance, consonance, and double and triple rhymes, even though the topic is the silence of the main characters in the story. Call’s typewriter (played as an instrument) underpins the tragicomic story of a girl writing a letter she will never send to a boy who will not initiate a romance. The tight jazz arrangement with Call’s syncopated patter and powerful voice leaves listeners breathless by the end. “Dear Mister Darcy” is the second single from Marian Call’s upcoming album, Something Fierce, which will be released on Nov. 13.
Download “Dear Mister Darcy” now!
The song has also been featured by the popular webseries "Awkward Embraces”. Check out the video Marian made with the creators of the show here.
Something Fierce is Marian Call's fan funded, two-disc studio album. Like a great movie soundtrack, there's something for everyone on Call's third studio release - from the cheery sing-along of "Good Morning Moon" to the tragic country ballad feel of "All New (Heart Shut Tight)" to the humorous, tongue in cheek lament "I Wish I Were A Real Alaskan Girl," Something Fierce is held together by Call's impeccable composition, her flexible voice, and dedication to her craft.
Marian Call is a Stanford-trained composer and a spunky self-taught lyricist based in Alaska. Her songs are eclectic and diverse, funny and light on their feet, powerfully honest, and grounded in the human experience. Call's compositions are half study and calculation, half improvisational instinct, and always full of unexpected musical twists and turns. She has written pieces by commission for film projects and events, and she has been known to write songs on dares or to surprise devoted fans.
Her live shows have been loudly applauded nationwide in homes, quiet coffee shops, noisy bars, churches, radio stations, bookstores, and concert halls, in all fifty United States and across Canada. Marian released her first two albums (plus fourteen singles) in only fourteen months during 2007 and 2008, and her new project, Something Fierce, has been several thoughtful years in the making.