What does Montreal inspire you?
Marie-Gold : Montreal is a cultural hybrid, with several micro-communities with strong character, a huge hyperactive village and a thousand offers. It’s the place where I grew up and I need to get out of it sometimes to stay inspired.
How would you describe your music?
Marie-Gold : I’m still exploring genres, I think that’s good news. It is sincere in all cases, and for those who want a bigger portrait and who think that deep down I do indie: I do hip-hop/rap.
Your ritual before you go on stage?
Marie-Gold : Take a moment, redo my verses in my head, especially the ones I wrote the same week and which will be put on beats that my sound engineer mixed the same day. For a long time I tried to be completely sober before each set too. I try business to believe.
What music do you listen to motivate yourself?
Marie-Gold : My way by Frank Sinatra, a classic when I feel stubborn; Roméo Elvis for the words and the intention; Robyn or Madonna to dance, thanks to my friends Ariane and Micha who made me rediscover it when they received me in Brussels.
… and to chill during summer?
Memories of your musical career?
Marie-Gold : When I realized I was going to grow more solo.
2 artists you would advise us to follow?
Marie-Gold : Major: not only is it a pleasure to collaborate with him, as a human, but this guy lays incredible bangers in the time to say it.
Tierra Whack: Not so much a discovery for many. The concept of his latest album is just amazing and barrier-free. It’s inspiring to see an artist take so many different styles and personalities in one opus. Watch out, feel good factor high.
Any word for your MEG 2018 audience?
Marie-Gold : Thanks for being there, you’re angels, see you in heaven ✌