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Singer/Songwriter Mariel Darling’s “No Mirrors” Video Casts Light On the Hardships of Fitting In, Body Image, and Self-Expression

As An Anti-Bullying Advocate, Darling Continues to Use Her Music As A Vehicle for Empowering Fans

Press Release – September, 2018 (New York, NY) – Following the latest release of her single and video “No Mirrors”, which is already garnering tons of attention and rave reviews – singer/songwriter Mariel Darling is using the inspiration behind the music to help empower others struggling with self-image and bullying.

“This is a song about being confident on the inside. People, especially young girls, are always looking for external validation” Darling says of “No Mirrors” and its message, continuing “I wanted to write a song to encourage everyone to stop trying to look a certain way or act a certain way to fit in. As young women we go through so many transformations – mind, body, soul. We need to stop trying to live up to all of the perfection”.

In the video, which sees her going through persona changes from “glam” to “raw” and finally finding inner beauty, she considered the process to be an amazing experience turning deeply personal lyrics into a unique visual representation. “I start off with a pop star look, trying to be something that I think people expect to see as a female pop star performer, and go through another phase as I look in the mirror. Done with the glam, I find myself in a kind of darker place and then transition into a simple look, nude colors, to show the raw internal me.” She says the video helped her truly express what she was going through, explaining “The teenage years are tough- with social media and all of the images you see on Instagram. It just makes you second guess who you are and try to ‘be like them’, to fit in.”

As she continues to spread her powerful message of positive self image as a staunch supporter of the anti-bullying movement, her fans can continue to find inspiration her music as more is to come in 2018!

WATCH: “NO MIRRORS” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

More About Mariel Darling:

A Western Massachusetts native, 16yr old Mariel Darling started recording music when she was only nine years old after being discovered by manager Jackie Sarkis (formerly of Radio Disney) and working with producer Shaun Bless, and by age ten she was already turning heads performing at the New York Knicks halftime show. Even in her early years, the young singer knew that she wanted to use her talent to help promote positive messages, and by eleven she was already hard at work writing and performing songs for the National Education Institute encouraging other kids in a fun and upbeat way to read, study, and focus on their education as a way to further their well-being. These initiatives lead Darling to perform on bigger national stages and festivals including the Maritime Festival, Washington D.C.’s CureFest for Childhood Cancer, and the Camplified Tour which saw her perform in front of thousands of teens and tweens at summer camps across the nation at fourteen.

Cut to 2017, and Darling has become an emerging star in the new music world of social media! A verified, crowned “Muser” and host of the globally syndicated show “Jukebox Countdown” on Musical.ly’s “Live.ly TV”, she quickly grew to have a large number of fans on the popular music app. Constantly writing and collaborating, she’s been recently working with major label producer/songwriter Cass Dillon, while consulting with Artist Manager/Developer Stefano DiBenedetto of The Hang Productions.

For More Information on Mariel Darling, VISIT: www.MarielDarling.com

Instagram: @Mariel_Darling


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