I had never heard of Marion LoGuidice until recently, and I didn’t know what to expect. Pressing play on the debut Mother Wheel the listener is welcomed in to Loguidice’s world; opening the LP with Mother Wheel the emotion can instantly be felt. Introduced first time to her naturally talented, euphoric voice that automatically captures the listener.
The LP isn’t just an album to be played; it needs to be genuinely listened to, to truly capture the sentiment of what she sings about. The second track, Mountains, is ardently poetic. A few more tracks in, a live Mr. Brown – a striking story of a baby born to a cocaine addict mother, who was in care – trances the listener with her beautifully resonant vocals. A voice like her lyrics; so deep, heart-felt and captivating.
The beautifully written album expresses stories of grief, anger, depression, love, forgiveness and courage. Taking her own life experiences and creating beautiful song-stories for everyone to connect to on their own intensity. I’m Dancing bares a different sound compared to the other tracks. Seeming a bit more upbeat with the soft punches of the drums and timely focused guitar strumming so artistically played, that it just compliments her voice. Not to mention the excellent groove of the sitar playing that can be heard.
Marion has an extraordinary talent; her passion can be sensed through her deep, sincere lyrics and soft melodic voice. She has taken a handful of various genres; rock, folk and pop and emerged them together to create an album of musical diversity. Proving you don’t have to stick to one style to be noticed. There’s No Peace is a heart-stopping ballad, her voice becoming a little more quivering, rasp and earthy. The pain in her vocals can be felt and you almost feel what she is going through. The album is vey much built upon personal issues, and spiritual view. It is so heart capturing when listened to with a pair of headphones on the loudest volume possible, you’re in her world seen through her honest, and emotional voice.