Five Questions With Marie-Gold

Montreal, QC-based rapper, Marie-Gold released her EP, Règle deux on February 5, 2021. This EP is a bit of a logical continuation of his first album released last year, Règle d’or.

Règle deux reveals the rapper’s development in a short period of time through her four R&B and Trap style songs. This EP was created during the pandemic and addresses the theme of interpersonal and social relationships, which are essential during these particular times.

Check out the EP below, and find out more about Marie-Gold via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Marie-Gold, and I’m a rapper from Montreal. I flirt with trap and R&B, boldness, and vulnerability. My lyrics are straightforward and a mix of play on words and sweet flow. I’m also a student in Engineering Physics as I love constant simulation, problem-solving, and answers to existential questions. Science offers me perspective, and art an essential form of expression and emancipation that is dominant in my life. I also did a bit of rap battling through the WordUp! Battles league as I loved the writing challenge and wished to become stronger in general.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My music is a form of honest Trap and R&B. As for my style, I like to say that I do rap music with a rock mentality: I listen to the first and I relate to the edginess of the latest. I’ve been writing forever – I love playing around specific themes, such as female friendship or being #1 in a race like in my last EP “Règle deux”. I love play on words blended with sweet flow, and I usually write or freestyle directly in the studio, but find my song subjects/themes while walking on the street or laying in bed (Most of my creative process happens when I should be sleeping). I jump between very emo lyrics and childish “in your face” lyrics, and ironically I recently have been more in the latest as I feel that I am becoming overall more mature and happier.

How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?

The liberation of space and time was at first very creative. Back in the days, I finished my first forever EP by locking myself up at home for a month without seeing anyone, so my creative process can be consistent with confinement. Otherwise, I give myself deadlines in order to meet them. As studio recording is still allowed, I make sure to stay surrounded during sessions. I used to record almost everything at home, but now I prefer to go to a place, listen to a beat and kick a song right away. It’s more effective and inspiring. I’m also highly motivated for my next project, which is a concept album around a delirious and fictive city, so my projections on that maJer are good.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

That’s such a nice question! I’d say “Numero Uno”, which is the first track of my new EP. The vibe is good and, most importantly, I love the flow and the lyrics. “Wing Girl” is also a good choice – more intimate and I love the play on words.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Je vais go et “rep” Montréal. Right now, in no particular order :

– Nate Husser for his constant innovation
– Les Louanges for his R&B trap that is an amazing soundtrack anywhere
– Lydia Képinski, I miss her shows
– Emma Beko, great recent discovery
– Charlotte Cardin, for her songs and lyrics that make me dance

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