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Maria Mena Bares Her Soul

Maria Mena was eighteen years young when she broke through in large parts of Europe in 2004 with You’re The Only One. From then on the Norwegian nightingale captivated people again and again with her soft, fragile voice and profound, sometimes painful lyrics. For her new single Try Again Tomorrow she has called on Norwegian folk duo “Darling West.”

Yet once again it is Maria herself who steals the show, with a dramatic song in which she again lyrically exposes her soul. It is about going to therapy, about daring to admit bad days in life and about admitting your own feelings, about self love, daring to cancel plans and taking care of yourself in an increasingly hectic life. It’s about trying again tomorrow.

Try again Tomorrow is new this week on RadiJohan.

A Brief Introduction to Maria Mena

Arguably a much underrated artist, Maria Mena is a Norwegian singer named after the character “Maria” in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Her father played in several bands in Oslo, which influenced her to write and record her own music.To date she has released seven studio albums. Internationally she is best known for songs like You’re the Only One, Just Hold Me and All This Time which charted in multiple countries. Earlier this year Maria auditioned for a role in the Norwegian TV series Etterglød (Afterglow). She was not cast but offered to record a song for the soundtrack. That song, called It Was Love, is new this week on RadiJohan.