Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Aretha Frankin were all born under the fire of Aries and so was Marvetta.
A singer/songwriter involves being creative, original and passionate about their music and their life; Marvetta is just this. Through her music, she speaks of her hopes and struggles. Her musical inspiration has revolved around what she refers to as the “Three Big M’s”: Money, Music and Men.
Marvetta reveals, “I love them all, even with the upsets and disappointments that come along. Money, Music and Men have had a huge impact on my life, and it comes out through the lyrics I write.”
She grew up in Bluefield, WV, home of the legendary Stylistics. Marvetta was bored with her life and fed-up with her small-town-living. She was determined to make changes. One night, she prayed a prayer that would change the course of her life. “I looked up at the sky and prayed that God would get me out of Bluefield and let me sing and travel all over Europe. At the time, I really didn’t think anything would happen.”
Several months later, Marvetta found herself in Europe, singing and touring all over Europe with the United States Army Band & Chorus. Marvetta’s wish had come true.
“After four years of being on the road and singing for a long list of political “Who‘s-Who”, I decided to return back to the United States and continue my education. I earned a couple of degrees, only to land jobs that stifled my creativity and limited my paycheck. I was working myself to the bone but not getting anywhere. After I had paid all of my bills, I was broke, and I was tired. At work one day, a melody came to me and it wouldn’t go away. It weighed heavily on my mind. I would find myself singing this song as I worked, and when I found enough courage to quit my job, I walked out the door singing the song. That is how I ended up writing Money Money.”
Marvetta was feeling the pain, frustration and despair of being a single-mother, and she knew that she had to write about it. “I wanted to write a song for all the people who were losing their homes, hurting at the pump and bleeding ever-so-severely from the wallet. My music is about empowering people. It is somewhat spiritual, it is about living your dream and recognizing who you are.”
Marvetta credits Iyanla Vanzant and Barack Obama for inspiring her. “One day I met Iyanla and I told her I wanted to sing and that not using my talent was driving me insane. Iyanla smiled. She looked at me and responded, ‘So sing. What‘s stopping you?’ Watching Barack Obama go for his dream has definitely made me want to run for mine. I told myself, no more excuses.”
Determined to shine, she teamed up with musical pals, independent producers Drew Robinson & Shawn Lee. Lee collaborated with R&B singer Anthony Hamilton,
Up-and-coming rapper, Young Prince, is featured on the track.
The album, The Beginning of Me, will be available on iTunes next year. Her hot new single, Money, Money, is currently available on iTunes, and ready for your ears.