Song of the Gay: Holly Miranda – Mark My Words

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBT artists for our “Song of the Gay” podcast. Today’s featured song is “Mark My Words” by Holly Miranda from her self-titled 2015 album on Dangerbird Records.

Holly Miranda – Mark My Words (MP3)

“I can’t remember a time I wasn’t singing,” says veteran singer-songwriter Holly Miranda. “When I was little my older sisters used to make me lay on the floorboard of the car if I was going to sing, because my voice was so loud they said it felt like it was ‘inside of their heads.’ I’ll never stop making music. It’s the best therapy I’ve found.”

An active participant in the music scene since she was 16, Miranda has spent half her life on the road with acts including Tegan and Sara, Florence and the Machine, and the xx; more recently, played guitar with Karen O on her Crush Songs tour. “Mark My Words” comes from her self-titled third album, which she describes as “the most honest thing I’ve ever made; it’s very raw and is a contrast to what I’ve done in the past.”

You can check Holly Miranda out at the Sunset Tavern this fall on September 29, and learn more by heading to her website or Facebook page. For now, check out her recent video for “All I Want Is To Be Your Girl”, another song from her self-titled album:

Tune in to KEXP all week to find out more about the Pride events happening around Seattle, including KEXP’s Pride Party, this Sunday, June 28th, at 5 Point Café in downtown Seattle.

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