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Releasing My Second Song

April 7, 2021

When I first went to Nashville to record “I Am Broken,” the producer said, “You’re going to write some more songs, right?”

I replied, “Nope, I’m a one-shot wonder.” And I meant it. I hastened to explain to him that I wrote that first song for myself—to process some trauma in my past—and no one else, and I would not be able to top it.

What’s the saying? Make plans and God laughs?

My song “Turmoil” is now available on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and a bunch of stores I’ve never heard of.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.