Editor’s Note: Upcoming indie artist Marlo The Barbarian has recently released her new two-song EP entitled “Blue Roses.” “Blue Roses” takes on a reference to Laura’s nickname in “The Glass Menagerie.” In “The Glass Menagerie”, Laura has pleurisy and is nicknamed Blue Roses by a friend as a mispronunciation of her disease. Laura ends up liking the nickname, standing that “blue” is wrong for roses, but is right for her. In this two-song EP, Laura takes it as stepping into the light and finding her own individiuality and uniqueness. In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, Marlo The Barbarian discusses her educational background, mental health awareness and “Blue Roses.” Fans can find Marlo The Barbarian on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and Instagram.
Madness To Creation: How has music education impacted you as an artist? What were some amazing things that you learned?
Marlo The Barbarian: I am really blessed that there was a public “magnet” school in my hometown with a focus on arts education, where you could audition for a major and every day get to work on your passions. It was my safe space where I was able to be myself and explore my development as a person going through young love, discovering independence, friendship, and my artistic voice.