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Denise Marsa releases new song and music video: 'FLOAT (The Cowgirl & The Alien)'

June 23, 2022 | By HIP Video Promo / KeyMedia Group Entertainment
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The "FLOAT (The Cowgirl and the Alien)" video (directed by Marsa & Karolina Tyszkowska) is an animated fantasy of impossible romance becoming real. Released Friday, June 3, it is as of today’s date at over 11,000 organic views. 

- Cowgirls and aliens might seem like opposites. Cowgirls are terrestrial, material, tethered to a particular time and place; aliens are stratospheric, spectral, transcendent, and defiant of the laws of gravity. Yet they've got more in common than it might initially appear. They both operate on the frontiers; they're both explorers, comfortable on the margins of society. And courage is demanded from cowgirls and aliens alike.

Because she knows there's not much difference between an epic roundup and a galactic rodeo, singer-songwriter Denise Marsa identifies with the cowgirl and the alien. In her long and varied career in music, she's been the interstellar traveler, brave enough to cut the cord and float in space, and she's been the traditionalist, a firm believer in the basics, rooted in classic rock history. She's stood in the center spotlight; she's been a side-person; she's collaborated with Dean Friedman and The Flirts; she's hit the charts; she's entrenched herself in the underground. Marsa has made waves overseas, and she's made New York City her artistic home. All of that experience is audible in the music she makes — music written and performed with the urgency of punk rock, the passion of the blues, and the muscle of classic rock and roll.

 

"FLOAT (The Cowgirl & The Alien)" her latest single, showcases both sides of Denise Marsa's artistic personality. The cowgirl is present in the tough, uncompromising guitar arrangement, the sinewy, blues-drenched vocal performance, and the illustrative lyric, which firmly tethers the track to pop-rock storytelling tradition. But the alien is here, too. She drifts through the echoes and the spacy effects, the synthesizer, and the ambient sounds. Most of all, the alien is palpable in the spirit of the song — its sense of quiet destabilization, longing, and questing. The single was produced by Marsa and collaborator the past two years, Janosch Roth, owner of Lautstumm Studios in Germany.

About the video

Denise Marsa and co-director Karolina Tyszkowska bring the cowgirl and the alien to life in the "FLOAT" clip. It's an animated fantasy of impossible romance that becomes real through the power of faith and audacity. When the clip opens, the cowgirl is alone on a range that resembles a lunar landscape. Once the alien makes her desires felt, the two become inseparable and travel the world on the coolest UFO in the solar system: a flying skateboard. Only at the cowgirl's home are the couple made to feel unwelcome. Do the characters transcend the disapproval of the small-minded? Might the sheer courage of their unlikely love light a fire in the hearts of the young and hopeful?  

About Denise Marsa

Denise Marsa is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer. Recently she has won numerous awards for her one-woman show THE PASS Musical. Part live documentary, part concert, the show focuses on her work in the music business over the decades with her original compositions entwined between the stories. Aside from her work as an artist, Marsa owns and operates KeyMedia Group which is the umbrella company for its three divisions. KeyMedia Public Relations, a boutique PR & marketing firm in NYC that specializes in helping clients in arts & entertainment, Denise Marsa Productions, a production company that develops original content, and KeyMedia Music Group, an indie record label.

For more about Denise's work, please visit: DeniseMarsaMusic.com

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