Kara Marni releases “Opposite”.
With a fiercely independent spirit, powerhouse vocals and an exciting blend of UK R&B and soul, 20-year-old Kara Marni has swiftly taken flight and perched herself at the top as one of the UK music scene’s most exciting new artists. In just a short amount of time, the London-based singer-songwriter has garnered more than fifteen million streams, picked up support from Annie Mac and Radio 1, who made her single “Move” BBC Introducing’s track of the week in January this year, and has been championed by the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra and Beats 1.
To peek at Kara’s musical influences, it’s no surprise that her own music yearns for emotional honesty. When she was little, her Mother and Father raised her on the greats – Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Aretha, Chaka Khan. “One of my favourite artists, Minnie Riperton, I discovered through my Mum when she used to play her in the car on the way to school”, Kara recalls now. “I remember just being so mesmerised by hearing her voice and how she could sing in these beautiful whistle tones. I was just like, wow! I just kept practicing till I got there”.
Kara has just released her latest single “Opposite”, the follow up to “Lose My Love” and her version of Randy Crawford’s “You Might Need Somebody”, earlier this year. Kara made her debut in 2017 with the track “Nothing Even Matters” and released her debnt album “Love Just Ain’t Enough” in 2018, which featured the singles “Golden”, “Curve” and the title track. She has since followed this project with “Move”, her last release of 2018. Kara is also on tour this October in across the UK and in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. If you haven’t yet succumbed to Kara, then start here!