Feb. 2, 2022 (NEW YORK, N.Y.) — Singer-songwriter Marian Renta has released her new
single, ‘Shot in the Dark’ today. The single, now available on all digital platforms, serves as the
hardy lead single to her forthcoming EP slated for release on February 22.
Her previous EP ‘Great Deep’, released in July of last year, was met positively and sparked a slew of music
videos that kept fans satiated and quenched during a summer with record-breaking heat not
seen in 126 years. ‘Shot in the Dark’ is joined by its black-and-white stylized music video
counterpart that aired to Youtube viewers worldwide today at 2:00 PM (EST).
Riding on the momentum, Renta is gearing up to put out another string of infectious tunes and savory music
videos to keep fans warm and toasty through the remainder of winter. ‘Shot in the Dark’, written and produced by Renta, has a gloomy backdrop and is an electrified, soulful, mid-tempo track decorated with club elements. Upon listening, you are confronted by an eerie and passionate combination of powerhouse vocals, indie grit, a touch of mid-80s synthpop, delicately-crafted melodies, and easily relatable breakup lyrics inspired by Renta’s former beau.
Regarding the lyrics to ‘Shot in the Dark’, Renta states:
“This song is about going forward with someone you know isn’t great for you. You continue
being with them because there’s still that small chance you can nudge them to be ideal. The
other person does the same thing. You’re both lying to yourselves about who you actually are,
and in a way lying to each other.”
Renta drew mild inspiration for the song’s production from several influences including Phil
Collins, Portishead, and Yazoo. As a member of the xennial generation, a microgeneration born
between generation X and millennial generation, Renta was easily influenced by music groups
of the 80s.
Children of the 80s and early 90s often grew up possessing many of the same
musical tastes of the decade’s generation X teenagers. This is prevalent among Renta’s
generational cohorts like The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars. ‘Shot in the Dark’ rides the
wave of xennial and millennial pop artists reviving the 80s aesthetic.