Sierra Marie is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Fairfield, California. The 18-year old artist’s new single Â “Close My Eyes” isÂ about the pursuit of dreams. Her breathy altoÂ easesÂ alongÂ aÂ tranquil arrangement bolstered by her guitar. When she croons,
Â Â Â Â Â Â “There was people and they’re talking to me but it seemed out of spite” and then later, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “You think you know what dreams are made of, you think you got it all sorted it out”
You can sense the struggle of her journey and how closing her eyes isÂ a temporary escape from the rockier parts of the quest. Â Her sound, which straddles the world of alternative music and R&B is the outcome of listening to so many eclectic sounds when she was growing up.Â Marie started singing and playing guitar after becoming ill with a cyst on her brain that required surgery and the removal of her gallbladder after she contracted an unknown virus. Those illnesses required her to be homeschooled from junior high until graduation and it also launched her creative career. She was no longer able to play soccer or run track and herÂ mother encouraged her toÂ startÂ writing down her feelings.Â The time she spent singing and writing prepared her for 2016Â American Idol Gold TicketÂ status thatÂ got herÂ a briefÂ appearance on the showÂ andÂ an interview withÂ Bay Area local news stationÂ KCBS. WhenÂ she is notÂ performing atÂ various functions and coffee houses in the area she regularly posts original music and covers to her Youtube channel. The multi-talented artist recently joined the Push Power Promo platform that is home to thousands of independent artists and she has also developed a following on ReverbNation. Marie is currently working on her debut EP.