Known as half of the heartbreak folk duo The Swell Season, Marketa Irglova is no stranger to the music industry. In fact, together with Glen Hansard, they won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” from the movie “Once” which they both starred in as well. As a solo artist, Marketa Irglova can hold her ground as she is known for her sentimental songs.
A Problem Like Maria (often abbreviated as APLM) is a singer-songwriter and MC gifted with a voice meant for slow jams dipped in honey. APLM is a chameleon hailing from the tropical country, Philippines. She is known to delve into different genres. She can be a hip-hop vixen a minute then transform into a foul-mouthed rapper with quick, sharp tongue the next. And if you are too slow, you will miss her as a sultry songstress with folkie leanings.
Some scot-free acoustic goodies, comin’ up! Courtesy of James Bay.
This young Brit only has this EP to boast, yet its a production that can be mistaken to those who are already years in the biz. Heck, Bay even has a Vevo account!