In her own words:
“I do not want to be a product. I do not want to sell my pretty face to sell a record. I want to play my music, to be a constant student, to live my life the way I want. And if that means that I need to have a day job, and maybe a high-paying night job a couple nights a week, then so be it. I’m tired of seeing every musician turn themselves into a product, into something smooth and glossy that everyone will automatically “love.” I don’t want to smooth out the rough edges, I don’t want to make myself into something or some one that moves with the tide. I want to own one wave, own the bubbles and the rough edges and the swooshing of that one wave and know that I move with it, move like it, because I wish, not because I can gain the whole ocean from it.“
According to her Record Label:
An old jazz voice, contemporary poetry, heartbreaking vulnerability.
Dora Magrath has a superpower. No, she can’t shoot deathrays from her eyes or lead North Korea. She has the ability of making everything disappear around you when she starts singing. This singer-songwriter sounds like a Regina Spektor fed with jazz records. Her amazing voice barely covered by a shy piano just gives me shivers. Only a cheap demo CD (The Looking Glass) is avaible for the moment but be sure that Dora will soon find a nice indie label to collaborate with. Everyone who has listened to her song “oh you see” on her myspace will agree with that.
You can listen to/download Dora Magrath’s music here:
Look at Pictures of her CD Cover & CD Release Party for the Album “Heartstrings” Released by Cranky Yellow Records: