GET TO KNOW: Mary Helen Margaret
With an already tantalising array of releases under her belt throughout the last few years, emerging artist Mary Helen Margaret looks to continue that progressive ascent of hers with her spellbinding new EP 'Aquamarine'.
Featuring the two atmospheric offerings 'a1' and 'a2', this compelling new collection heightens what has already been a wildly immersive journey for her of late. With her tender vocals spread across these shimmering new gems, she is once again embedding herself as a vibrant light on the new music scene today.
So with the new EP out, we joined her to find out more about her organs and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
Honestly and truly: Lana Del Rey, ‘Lust for Life’ album. It saved my life when I was a virtual sex worker (cam girl) and opened my throat chakra. You gave me my voice, Lana, and your lust for life keeps me alive.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Oh my goodness, yes haha. Every sleepover I went to as a child, I’d be like “okay, let’s start writing lyrics!”, but most of my friends weren’t interested. Even in the car when I sang with friends, they stared at me like an absolute creep and not a single person in my life ever told me I could even sing. Not until my husband, Small Scotch. So, I was largely unsupported but nevertheless music obsessed.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
My love for the truth, peace, community, and my father.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
‘Heroin’ - Lana Del Rey - “Life rocked me, like Motley” — I feel this in my deepest bones. Also, y’all, you need to give Blue Banisters a sincere second listen. It’s magic. ‘Arcadia’ & ‘Textbook’? Masterpieces. Chef’s kiss.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
When we released our first song, ‘August Wind’. I wrote it from the perspective of my father who unfortunately took his own life several years ago, not being ‘home’ in his own head. When Small Scotch and I did the dreaded car test (listening to your track in the car, it always sounds the worst there), I began sobbing. Scotch thought it was because I hated the song. It wasn’t. For the first time, I understood and fully loved my father. I love you, dad. Everything I do is for you.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I will scream it until the cows come home: Lana Del Rey.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Yes! So many. Noah Cyrus, can we talk? :)
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Creating a new Woodstock of peace, light, & love. Wanna come?
Mary Helen Margaret's new EP 'Aquamarine' is out now. Listen to it below.