Estonian born singer Maria Gertsjak releases the powerful “Gather Up Your Pieces”.

by Christopher Smith

Maria Gertsjak is a Helsinki based singer-songwriter from Estonia. Already as a young girl Maria knew she wanted to sing and write songs. Throughout her musical career she has been creating music in different genres. She is constantly trying new things and taking new directions in her songwriting.

Maria likes to call her songs as a big bowl of salad: she writes beautiful ballads, groovy pop/rock songs and cheerful folkish songs in English and in her mother tongue Estonian. The songwriter has also the ability to masterfully blend different music genres while maintaining her recognizable sound.

Bands and artists like Adele, Janelle Monae, Sia, Nickelback, John Mayer, Sara Bareilles, Coldplay and Espreranza Spalding are big favourites of Maria and have definitely influenced her songwriting greatly. Her versatile taste in music also explains her ability to commute between music styles.

“Gather Up Your Pieces” is an empowering break-up ballade which amplifies the positive in a break-up. It’s about getting out of negative and absorbing relationships with selfish people and just being strong and holding your head high no matter what. The song is written by Maria herself and produced by a young and talented Finnish producer Ossi Mäkelä. This song is their first collaboration of many to come as well the first song in English that Maria has released on Spotify.

For more about Maria, check out her official FACEBOOK page

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