,,Berlin” tattoo by  Sarkanice . Made at  Schwarze Hand Tattoo  back in the summer of 2016.

,,Berlin” tattoo by Sarkanice.
Made at Schwarze Hand Tattoo back in the summer of 2016.

It all started when…

I moved to Berlin in the summer of 2016.

It was a very spontaneous decision, that I actually hadn’t thought through at all.
I got the job offer two weeks prior actually moving to Berlin.
I was working at a shitty job, so I decided to try something new. Even though I always hated the german language.. I thought, ,,why not try?”.

A lot has changed since the summer of 2016.
I’ve grown to actually love the german language.
I started experimenting with electronic music, and found my sound.

I used to make a lot of covers and upload them to youtube. I used to write sweet (somewhat corny) songs on my ukulele.

,,NYC” - a song I wrote to my ex boyfriend when he moved back to New York.
A perfect example of the music I used to make back when I used my civil name ,,Maria Mercedes”.

It all changed when I sent my music to IndieBerlin.
A guy called Noel contacted me.. He wanted to meet up!
We became friends rather quickly, and we even played a bit in the S-bahn in Berlin.
Together we came up with the name ,,Marbles Lost” - and that’s truly where it all began.

I moved back to Copenhagen in January 2017. At this point, the german language was a huge interest of mine. I started studying german while working part-time at Søstrene Grene.
I used all my money on music-equipment (and german books for uni…).
From here, I started making my music in Ableton Live, which actually changed everything.

In February 2017 I got to play at an IndieBerlin event at nhow Berlin. Nosoyo played there as well! This was Marbles Lost’s first proper live concert.

Marbles Lost’s debut (as I like to see it, because it was the first thing that appeared on the world wide web) was on The Guilty Feminist Podcast (listen to the episode here).

I’ve played a few gigs since my appearance on The Guilty Feminist. Mostly in Denmark and the Faroe Islands.

Which kind of brings us to now..
I am now signed with the faroese label Tutl Records. I’ve been working on my EP #EnterTrouble for about 2 years now, and it’s going to be ready for you all to hear at some point in 2019!

On the darker side I’m on a sick leave now.
I think it’s very important to speak up about mental health, but for the time being - I can’t be anyones hero.
I suffer from anxiety, and lately it has been really really bad.
So I’m moving home to my grandma in the Faroe Islands for a while, to take care of myself.

I’ve always felt torn between the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

A song about being torn between two countries. Picture by: LC McDonald (https://www.facebook.com/littleshopofellesee/)

To end this post on a positive note:

I finally have the headspace to be productive with my music.

I have a lot of exciting things coming up in 2019, so I hope that you haven’t lost interest in Marbles Lost yet!