Nadia Marie is an artist born in New York, now living in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a photographer, musician and now writer, contributing her writing and musical scoring to season 4 of iHeart Radio's show Dear Young Rocker.
Dear Young Rocker is an audio memoir about girlhood, growing up in music and finding your place in the world. Presented as letters to a younger self, Dear Young Rocker explores how you became the person that you are today and what kinds of people you might have needed back then.
In this episode of MetaPod, Wendy talks to Nadia Marie about writing, recording, scoring and sharing a deeply personal coming-of-age story with the world via podcast. Nadia Marie explains her strong belief in the benefits of talking to others about life's hardships. She also discusses the powerful role that music played in her recovery from amnesia. Aside from fairly serious topics like loneliness, grief, family, body image and women's reproductive rights, Wendy and Nadia Marie also figure out in the course of this MetaPod conversation what the ultimate new item of merch is for the Dear Young Rocker podcast.
About Nadia Marie
Nadia Marie has been releasing music and performing since she was 13 years old. She first got her start playing bars and venues in Atlanta when she was only 14 years old. She grew an online cult-like following from there.
She was awarded "Top Songs of the Year" and "Best of Atlanta" by Mainline Magazine in 2019 for her album Weekday Weekend. Her music has been featured in Open Ears Music, Mainline Magazine, Immersive Atlanta and she was named "Songwriter of the Year" by Creative Loafing in 2019.
Her photography has been selected for display at Yale University, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, and BurnAway's "art crush" publication. She has also presented work at the Georgia State Research Conference and published work for her series that focuses on ritual and rites of passage of cultural representations of women in the American South.
Her latest release “Seven” is about a dialogue and the cyclical codependent relationship between the seven deadly sins and seven stages of grief. She composed all the instrumentation and produced the record herself. "Seven" and other music by Nadia Marie is available on Bandcamp. You can also follow Nadia Marie on Instagram.