Up Close & Personal: María Zardoya Of The Marías Talks 'Cinema,' Her Caribbean Influences & How She Embraces Her Duality
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Georgia, María Zardoya, lead singer for the Marías, has some seriously wide-ranging influences to draw inspiration from. Thanks to the cluster of churches in her home state and the routine trips back to her home island, María's duality was destined to make its way into her music.
"The first song I ever wrote was in Spanish and the second song was in English," María recalls. "Growing up in the states in Georgia but also embracing the culture at home and going back to Puerto Rico a few times a year—it's just this duality I've been living my entire life."
Watch María sit down to discuss her cultural duality, the Marías' debut album, Cinema, her love of film and much more on the latest episode of Up Close & Personal below.
Cinema was released earlier this year. María describes each of the album's 13 songs as serving as "its own individual scene in its own individual world."
Watch the full episode of Up Close & Personal with the Marías frontwoman above and check out other episodes from the interview series below.