Marion Shaina is an eclectic indie/pop artist with fabulous taste - and, fun fact, she grew up in a household without contemporary music! In the 8th grade, Marion picked up the guitar and hasn’t put it down since. Performing her original songs at the weekly open mic nights at Spoon Coffee House & Eatery in her hometown of Lindenhurst, Long Island, Marion lived off of what she calls “the moment" - that first split second when someone suddenly stops what they are doing, looks up, and listens - grabbing their full attention. In that magical moment, she is able to create a connection. It’s like having her own personal superpower.
At the age of 18, Marion moved to Nashville, TN for college. She knew that any city labeled Music City was where she belonged - and Music City is where she has been ever since.
Marion loves the way songwriting helps her develop deeper bonds with the world around her. She loves to see how her music changes in meaning over time, but never in relevancy. The indie/pop songstress hopes that, by putting her music out into the world, she might be able to create more connections than she would have been capable of had she pursued any other path in life.
Marion recently released her new summer anthem called "Skinny Dipping" - a song about emotional intimacy.
"It’s about that moment, at the beginning of something new, when you approach your partner with a list of what ifs and, instead of meeting you with fear, they meet you with reassurance," Marion explains. "It’s about diving in. It’s about believing in hope, not only because you want to, but because you feel safe enough to. For me, physical vulnerability and emotional vulnerability go hand-in-hand. I think this song really reflects that - and it’s a fun, poppy summer bop!”
The first time we listened to song, it was an instant ear worm. We found ourselves humming the melody all day and not-so-subtly dancing in our seats. "Skinning Dipping" would be the perfect soundtrack to popular teen movies like "The Summer I Turned Pretty" or "The Kissing Booth." Fun, flirty and just an overall great summer song!