By: Rob Brayl
Marga Lane is a pop artist originally from Brooklyn, NY, but has lived the majority of her life in a town called Carmel, about an hour north of Manhattan. Lane grew up in a household filled with music, from listening to her mother who is a classical pianist and lover of 60′s and 70′s ballads to her Peruvian father who introduced Latin music and culture into the threads of her life.
At the age of six Marga began to take piano lessons and from that point forward everything she did involved music, dance, and musical theater. She began to write songs her senior year in high school, and later spent four years at Berklee College of Music in Boston, learning from the best teachers around, as well as the students, who are known for their talents and drive.
After graduating last summer, Marga moved to Los Angeles to continue to pursue her career. As Marga says herself: “Music has always been my life. I am my music. My passion, dedication, persistence and my parents support has gotten me where I am today and I know will take me even further.”
ROB BRAYL: Who are your musical influences?
MARGA LANE: I have so many musical influences. As artists I’d have to say Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, and Lil’ Wayne. Pretty much any Motown writer/artist, like Smokey, Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Holland-Dozier-Holland. And one of my favorite songwriters is Max Martin.
RB: Current song/album on repeat in your Ipod?
ML: K. Michelle – You Should Have Killed Me and B.o.B’s album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
RB: What’s your goal with your music?
ML: I want my music to reach people all over the world. I love the way a song (lyrically or melodically, even harmonically) can have such an affect on someone and make them feel a certain way. I would love for my music to have that affect. I want my song to be so powerful that they can speak to people. And of course a record deal and a world tour wouldn’t hurt.
RB: Random fact.
ML: About a year ago I overdosed on water. I drank way too much water before a gig and after collapsed and my body went numb and I had to be hospitalized. It was a very scary moment, but my band still found a way to make fun of me! I drink a lot of water and am known for always having those liter and half bottles in my bag. My band thought it was hysterical that I went to the hospital for drinking too much, where as other people have gone for overdosing on drugs or alcohol poisoning. We all laugh about it now, because if you really know me, it’s funny.
RB: Dream collaboration?
ML: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Rob Knox.
Take a listen to Marga Lane’s Kiss Me Before You Go, below.
You can also check out Marga via Myspace here.