“In an earlier era, this album would have gone gold, perhaps mistaken as another single from the Staple Singers. That's literally true on "Where You Are" — but only after a heartfelt intro of Louisiana accordion and voice. Indeed, Marcella Simien's singing propels the whole thing through Afro-pop, funk, and soul.” - Alex Greene, Memphis FlyerRead More
On December 18th, Marcella performed with her incredible writing partner Robin Girod and the Maestro Rhythm King drum machine, at her second home Bar DKDC in Memphis, TN! They worked on new songs during Robin’s visit and Marcella reported back that it was so memorable, inspiring and the first of many more to come. The super talented, new songwriter who we all know and love Louise Page performed with her bad ass band that evening at DKDC as well!
October 26th!Read More
Paste Magazine Write Up
Wow! Huge thanks to Ellen at Paste Magazine!
This past Thursday 10.11, Paste dropped a list of 10 Memphis bands you should know
The magazine placed Marcella and Her Lovers at #6!
This honor comes at great timing as we’ll soon to be following this with the release of the “Got You Found” EP!
Single "Where you Are" drops on all major digital music channels Friday Oct. 5!!!Read More
Americana Fest Week
To kick off our Americana Fest week, we began by showing Nashville what we’ve got at the BMI and Yep hosted event as part of their 8 Off 8th series at the Mercy Lounge on Monday. On Wednesday, we hit Tin Roof on Broadway for the Spotlight 615 showcase. Thursday we joined our dear friends and fellow Memphians Cedric Burnside, Talibah Safiya, Faith Evans Ruch and Josh Waddell at the Filming Station for the Pure Memphis Happy Hour Showcase hosted by Music Export Memphis.
We were truly touched by the music community that embraced us in Nashville, and we’d like to give a huge thanks to MaryAnn and Lauren at BMI, Alina at YEP Nashville, Ashley at Spotlight 615, and Elizabeth at Music Export Memphis for including us.
Single "En Chaleur" drops on all major digital music channels Thursday 9.13Read More
Marcella is incredibly honored to be a part of the illustrious showcase Song Suffragettes…Read More
A few weeks back, at the invitation of Beale Street Caravan, the Lovers and I were honored to perform with Spooner Oldham.
If you don't know the name Spooner Oldham you definitely know his songs and cohorts: in addition to co-writing, along with Dan Penn, such canonical American hits as "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "At the Dark End of the Street", Spooner has played keys with everyone from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.
This once in a lifetime experience was recorded and filmed for Beale Street Caravan's "I Listen to Memphis" video series at Memphis's legendary P&H Cafe, and will be premiering this summer.
The Lovers and I performed two songs with Spooner: "I'm Your Puppet" and "I'd Rather Go Blind".
What an honor it was to perform these American classics alongside one of their architects. The videos shimmer with soul and toffee colored light (courtesy of Christian Walker's excellent production team, and engineer extraordinaire Adam Hill's incredible audio mixes) and we cannot wait to share them with you!
Love and light,
Click the title of this entry to catch up with us and discover what our friends in Geneva, Switzerland have been brewing with Marcella...Read More
Marcella is absolutely elated to be invited as a featured artist joining Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience for two performances at the Lucerne Blues Festival in Nov 14-19 . This will be her first time in Lucerne and will be continuing her travels solo in Switzerland headed to Geneva to work on an album with producer Robin Girod. More BTS photos from the recording project on Marcella's personal instagram account @marcella.simienRead More
That's right folks! Marcella & Her Lovers can now say we have recorded at the legendary Sun Studios right here in Memphis, TN ! Click the title of this post to see BTS shots from Kip Cole who is a part of the production team at Sun Sessions.Read More
We were in the studio for most of June with Toby Vest & Pete Matthews producing and engineering of High Low Recording at their new home American Recording Studio. Check out behind the scenes photos of our time during the recording of our first full length album "Got You Found" out 2018. All 130of our IndieGoGo Donors will receive advanced promotional copies of the CD along with all the perks they paid for (new shirt design, sticker, limited edition poster, etc).Read More
Why Drake & Justin Timberlake Love Memphis: Inside Its Bold New Renaissance- Marcella mentioned in Billboard.com article by Bob Mehr
"Situated in Midtown’s thriving Cooper Young neighborhood, DKDC bills itself as a rum bar, specializing in exotic cocktails and a variety of South American street food. Late at night, DKDC’s intimate confines become a place for local acts -- including Zydeco songstress Marcella Simien, Stax Records-signed soul-blues band Southern Avenue and Mike Doughty’s improv troupe Spooky Party -- to try out new material."- Bob Mehr Read the full feature article here . "Why Drake & Justin Timberlake Love Memphis: Inside Its Bold New Renaissance"Read More