Song of the Day: Marina Kaye – Homeless

Marina Kaye

Marina Kaye is only 17 years old, but she is one of the biggest pop stars in her home country France at the moment. When she was just 13 years old, she won the talent show La France a un Incroyable Talent, the French version of the ‘got talent’ shows, mostly by singing Adele covers. She impressed with her debut single ‘Homeless’, that was released a year ago, in June 2014 and reached number 1 in France. Marina just dropped her debut album Fearless last month, which made ‘Homeless’ rise the iTunes charts once again. I heard it on the radio in the car during a visit in France and I am certain this song has potential to cross borders.

Ok to be fair, Marina’s ‘Homeless’ reached the charts in Switzerland and the French part of Belgium as well, but she should be capable of more. The singer chose to release music in English, instead of native French, which is not a very popular choice among French artists, but this makes her music more likely to be an international success. The song is a big midtempo belter with beautiful vocals by Marina, who co-wrote the track herself. The chorus is incredibly catchy and I think many people can relate to the lyrics about feeling restless and the lack of ‘a home’. Most of all, it is just a great pop song that is perfectly suitable to sing along with lustily. I can totally hear this being played on radio in the Netherlands or any other place at least in Europe. Bring on that international promo, Marina!

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