Marion Lagassat, of her real name, was exposed early on to Brit-Pop sounds and American Folk and grew up to the beats of 90’s RnB. From Hitchcock to Tarantino and from Dirty Dancing to West Side Story, Marion spent her childhood watching Films d’Auteurs and American musicals. It was all but natural for her to fly for Los Angeles upon turning 18. Radio shows and noticed covers on Dailymotion at the age 16 were already promising signs for her future. Through her first Folk project, she managed to tour her home country opening for major acts…
The young and shy who was hiding beneath her hat and her acoustic guitar gave way Praa. An uninhibited young woman, at ease with herself like a hymn to audacity. Let us rise. Dare. Believe in ourselves. With a preference for names like Michael Jackson, Kaytranada, Madonna and Phoenix, the erudite artist summarises her many influences to create her own sound signature: Dance Soul.
At the crossroads of 90’s pop music, dance and modern r’n’b, Infinite Regress is the introductive title of Praa’s debut EP which will be released on 12 April on Elephant & Castle. With her gentle and crystal-clear voice reminding of Madonna, Praa celebrates the unique link between two soulmates and initiates an introspective journey through the other’s eyes like in a mirror. With her first live appearances through Europe on the way (including the foreseeing Reeperbahn and Transmusicales), the future looks bright for the elegant lady. A name to follow for 2019.