The Golden Hippie
The Golden Hippie was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where she spent her teenage years writing songs and crafting her unique musical style. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams in the music industry. As a songwriter for both other artists and herself, she has collaborated with producers such as R8dio, Tim Pagnotta, The Stereotypes, Ca$h Money, PJ Bianco, Toby Gad, and Da Internz. Eventually, she caught attention and signed a record deal with them in 2010. After 2 years of being pushed in many directions that were not reflective of who she was and the artist she wanted to be, Marissa cut her ties with the label. Soon after, she joined the Hundred Handed roster; the move allowed her to curate the sound and vision of The Golden Hippie Movement that we hear and see today.
Currently putting the final touches on her full-length debut, The Golden Hippie weaves a golden dream of free-spirited lyrics, contagious melodies, and cinematic alt/pop music. The release is set for later this year on Hundred Handed records.
“I'm very excited for everyone to hear my first album," Marissa Jack, The Golden Hippie said. “The Golden Hippie Movement is about creating something that you are proud of, sharing it, and allowing it to live free. The movement is about the collective, not just myself; we are all golden."
Marissa Jack is better known as The Golden Hippie, and she's living a pretty golden life. From touring with some of her musical idols, preparing to release her debut album, and sharing her love and light with every fan she meets. In this week's feature, we talked to the lovely Golden Hippie about exciting crowds and celebrating life - read on!
Tell the Feed The Beat community about The Golden Hippie in one sentence: I am definitely eccentric, festive, and into the arts, so I've used that passion to create a sound that sparks the fun in the human spirit! (Also: I always order the #1 Burrito supreme combo with a soft taco and a Pepsi!)
The Flowers On The Sun EP that you released this year is stunning! We heard that you're wrapping up your full length album as well... what (and when!) should we expect from this batch of songs? We are releasing a new song from the album on August 20th called 'Drums Make Me Happy!'! You can expect the rest of the album in the first quarter next year! :)
Tell us more about "The Golden Hippie Movement," and what you hope people experience through your music: The Golden Hippie Movement is just about being who you are and truly expressing yourself. When I see my soul, I see gold. I see something of value. So I started this movement to focus on that beauty in others while still being able to groove, throw your hands in the air, feel free, and celebrate life!
What is your biggest "must have" when you're playing shows? My biggest must have is a Diptyque Roses candle and a shot before I play!
You're just starting a full month of #GoldenGiveaways on social media - what inspired you to do these daily giveaways for the next month? Are you excited to share with your fans? Yes! Just a little something to excite people! Who doesn't love free stuff???! Especially when it's TACO BELL!! :)
Stay tuned to The Golden Hippie's social media accounts, and you could get some of that Feed The Beat love for yourself!