Jonathan Grow – ‘Les Trois Vies de Marie-Laure’
Hailing from Franklin, musician Jonathan Grow has released the magnificent single ‘Les Trois Vies de Marie-Laure’ in late 2021. It is a cinematic, classical release that needs to be heard to be fully appreciated.
A light and delicate piano opens the release. The main melody is airy and juxtaposed with the solid foundation of the backing chords. We adore the captivating nature of the piece, which draws the listener in and holds our attention effortlessly.
The main riff is memorable and stays with the listener long after the music has ended. In addition, there is a change in the feel halfway through the piece and darker colours breakthrough.
As the hook reappears, a gentle calm is restored. ‘Les Trois Vies de Marie-Laure’ is a song that stays with the listener long after the music has ended.
Grow says about his music, “I compose cinematic music to everyday moments. True, I also compose cinematic music to film and adverts, but I’m always writing to story. Much went into this relatively simple piano composition.”
He continues, “I read the novel titled ‘All the Light We Cannot See’, and I was moved by the story of this small girl, Marie-Laure, who learned to navigate Paris without sight, then was tossed about by a world war. Turn-of-the-century neoclassical music figured prominently, notably Debussy.”
Grow is an intuitive and compelling composer who writes music that sets him apart from the crowd. ‘Les Trois Vies de Marie-Laure’ has been intelligently composed and arranged to take the listener on a journey. Grow effortlessly conveys emotions and colours through his compositions, and we can not wait to hear what he will do next.
We were fortunate enough to catch up with Grow for a full interview about his work which can be enjoyed here. What an artist!
FVMusicBlog April 2022
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