Marié Digby is all sorts of lovely and enchanting. From her soft, beguiling voice to her delicately pretty face, she’s everything you’d expect from a life-sized chanteuse-Tinkerbell. The Japanese and Irish American songstress holds a sovereign position in the World Wide Web as well. She debuted her homemade acoustic adaptation of Rhianna’s Umbrella on YouTube on May 29, 2007, and has garnered more than 16.8 millions views to date. Since then, she has grown as an artist and performer and has advanced onto much larger platforms.
In the past three years, Digby has released three studio albums — her debut album Unfold, on April 8, 2008; a collection of Japanese cover songs Second Home, on March 4, 2009; and her second U.S. album Breathing Underwater on September 8, 2009. Recently, she’s been making waves on stage through her appearances at Lilith Fair, as well as online with the release of her 17-episode web-series Breathing Underwater The Movie, named after her newest album.
Lilith Fair, which was founded in 1997 to celebrate women in music, is the largest and highest grossing all-female touring music festival. After a decade-long hiatus, Lilith Fair returned to the road this summer with its 2010 tour. With an original roster of prominent female artists such as Sarah McLachlan (co-founder of the Lilith Fair), Christina Aguilera, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, The Dixie Chicks, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Jewel and Nelly Furtado, to name a few, the 2010 summer tour included Digby in its ever-expanding list of top female musical performers of the day.
While the 2010 Lilith Fair is having its grand finale today at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington D.C., viewers can still find Digby in her musical film Breathing Underwater through ABC’s Music Lounge. The film, which is divided into 17 episodes, premiered on July 1, 2010, with new three to five minute episodes released every few days. (The final episode airs today.) The film is a compilation of inspirations and stories chronicling Digby’s life during the recording of her album Breathing Underwater. All the tracks from the namesake album are featured in the web-series to help dramatize Digby’s emotions and experiences during that time.
Check out the trailer here:
For more on Marié Digby and the Lilith Fair, check out her official ABC blog.
If you want to see Marié Digby live, and you’re in the Los Angeles area, she’ll be performing at Kollaboration Acoustic 4 on August 27, 2010 at the Ford Theatre. Get tickets here.