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Dark Horse

Artist: Maria Wilman
Label: Maria Wilman
Impact date: Out now
ROTD featured date: Thursday 9 February 2023

We say

Released today (9 February), Dark Horse is the second single from London-based singer/songwriter Maria Wilman. Upon turning 50 in 2019, Wilman met the new decade of her life with a sense of urgency and decided to fulfil her dream of making the music that lived inside her. Over the next three years, Maria built up a large body of work, which saw her debut release, Plan B, pick up spins on BBC Radio 2 and Soho Radio. Produced by Colin Elliott (Richard Hawley, Slow Club), Dark Horse swaggers with an almost Pretenders meet early National like feel about it sonically as Maria sings about loss and resilience. Watch the video here. It’s a beautifully accomplished track that deserves spins and support on Radio 2 and 6 Music, alongside key tastemaker press and relevant genre and contextual playlists at DSPs. With its thought-provoking lyrics, timeless feel and lush production this is, quite simply, a gorgeous song that you need to hear.    


Label: self release
Publishing: unpublished
Radio: Laura Eley, Sgrcube PR
Online: Nick Roberts & Ailsa Harper, Aimless Play 
Press: Sue Harris & Laura Molloy, Republic Media 
Management: Stephen Budd & Maria Torres

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We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with a link to one track and some info to Kevin Marston.

Unfortunately we can't respond personally to all submissions, but we do listen to everything.

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