Interview By Natasha Gonzales
Article by Celinda De La Fuente
While the Tejano industry is mostly male-centric, that does not stop female artists from making their journey through this industry. Mujeres are rising and shining bright every day, and tejano artist Di Marie is here to stay. Described as bubbly, happy and positive, she is a most welcomed breath of fresh air.
You can find her new single “Déjate Amar”, which was written by her hermano David Lee Garza, on all music streaming platforms. Her first album “Todo de Mi” was released in November of 2014, thus, Di Marie has much experience and expertise under her shiny belt. She’s been nominated for a grammy with Grupo Alamo, and has been featured with other tejano artists as well.
Dubbed “The Mexican Taylor Swift” as her music is a sort of narrative about her life, Di Marie is passionate about writing music and collaborating. Her writing is instinctual and usually takes about ten minutes to write a song when inspiration strikes. Creativity constantly floods her mind with new ideas. She wishes to offer her knowledge and experience to others on their journey just as Shelly Lares and Jimmy Gonzalez of Grupo Mazz were there for her.
“We need more people to try and help lift each other up…artists like that, that want to do for the industry and do better for all of us, props to them…We just have to keep helping each other out to build each other so that way our music can grow.”
Having recently lost a close friend to Covid-19, Di Marie is viewing life differently these days.
“I want to live the rest of my life with his inspiration as far as getting up every morning and giving it all that I’ve got,” she states, and urges all to get vaccinated.
Even with all the negativity we encounter in this world, Di Marie believes, “the light will outshine…God is greater, and God always wins. Good always wins.”
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Facebook: @Di Marie