Marie Munroe is the name and sound of one of Norways most distinctive voices and songwriters. Hailing from the picturesque coastal town of Aalesund in Norway. Munroe has crafted several strong releases in recent years, both through interesting collaborations but most of all as a solo artist. Her highly acclaimed albums have impressed music lovers and critics alike, and given her opportunities to perform on the international circuit.
Reviews have stated that Marie Munroe is rising to the very top with a strong and innovative repertoire. Free of conventions and restraint, but vivacious and spirited, she has managed to create something both interesting and catchy, a challenge she has braced with success.
Aside from a voice full of richness and versatility, diversity is also a quality that identifies Marie Munroe. Born Hilde Marie Kjersem, her career and life has been full of change. Moving from Scandinavia’s spectacular jazz scene performing under her own name, she took her grandfathers name Munroe as her career steadily evolved in to a solo pop artist. Critical acclaim followed, along with two Norwegian Grammy nominations and collaborations with some of Norway’s most successful musicians. Now, as Marie Munroe, there is a sense of liberation from the past and with it completeness in the music.
Whilst there is a hint of the Nordic cool about Marie Munroe’s music, there is far more depth than just cold-sounding synths and distant electronic drumbeats. The bold and challenging melodies bring out a new and different energy, the possibilities of what Marie Munroe could achieve are both exciting and endless.