Indie Popster Marian Renta Releases Dynamic New EP and Music Video ‘Candy-Coated Pill’

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) — Singer-songwriter and producer Marian Renta is announcing the anticipated release of her third EP entitled ‘Candy-coated Pill’ arriving in stores March 25. “Candy-coated Pill” is currently available for pre-save and pre-order on Spotify and Apple Music ( The EP is the third installment in Renta’s growing body of work consisting of deeply personal and emotional tracks that fuse pop, alternative rock, and soul.

‘Candy-coated Pill’, initially slated for a February 22 release, was met with delays in the recording and production as the dark and passionate lead single to her soon-to-be-announced upcoming EP slated for release on February 22, and is the follow-up release to her summer buzz EP ‘Great Deep’ released July of last year. Accompanying the single’s anticipated release is its monochromatic music video scheduled for premiere on Youtube the same day at 2:00 PM (EST). The official video’s countdown has begun, and the Youtube watch page can now be visited here to set a reminder for when it airs.

The song, written and produced by Renta, is said by Renta to be a dark, energetic, soulful mid-tempo track with EDM underpinnings. ‘Shot in the Dark’, along with its parent EP, is an emotional tapestry of raw powerhouse vocals, electronic darkness, a touch of pop sweetness, delicately-crafted melodies, and heart-piercing lyrics snatched directly from Renta’s diary. Regarding her songwriting, she states: “If it hasn’t happened to me or someone very close to me, I don’t sing about it… that’s why I don’t sing about the joys of finding true love or having children–hasn’t happened yet.”

Marian Renta is an independent singer-songwriter, producer, and pianist from Brooklyn, N.Y. with two previous EPs under her belt, ‘Headfirst’ (Jan. 2021) and ‘Great Deep’ (Jul. 2021). As an alternative-pop artist, she often incorporates moody shifts between genres in her music.


Listen to “Candy-Coated Pill”