Mary Lyn Maiscott | Alexander / Isabella

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Alexander / Isabella

by Mary Lyn Maiscott

A tender, transporting rock ballad inspired by the deep but troubled friendship of superstar designer Alexander McQueen and off-beat fashion icon Isabella Blow, delivered with delicacy and emotion by singer-songwriter Mary Lyn Maiscott.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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Album Notes
“Alexander/Isabella” will appear on the EP "Stories," to be released this fall.
Singer-songwriter Mary Lyn Maiscott wrote the song after reading about maverick
designer Alexander McQueen and his friend Isabella Blow, a well-known offbeat
fashion maven. At the Metropolitan Museum exhibition of McQueen’s work, “Savage
Beauty,” Mary Lyn took copious notes on his astounding, often outrageous designs
and then tried to distill the essence of these two creative but troubled people,
both of whom committed suicide. The song was recorded at Mercy Sound Studios in
NYC by Nick Miller, who arranged the music and played all the instruments except
the violin, which was beautifully handled by Joan Chew. Nick also produced Mary
Lyn’s song “Time,” on her EP "Crucified," a Vanity Fair Twitter pick.

Tracks from her CD, "Blue LIghts," have been played on radio stations
internationally. Ohio radio-talk-show host Louie Free has called the CD's title
song, which she wrote about the wartime romance of her parents, "a Christmas
classic." Mexico City's Guillermo Henry, who devoted an entire show of his
"Radio Etiopía" to “Blue Lights,” has said that “Mary Lyn has the voice of the
very angels.”

She lives in NYC, where she’s played clubs ranging from the Bitter End and
CBGB’s to the National Underground and Ella Lounge. Her husband, Robert Rosen,
the author of "Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon" and "Beaver Street,”
appears on the cover of her EP “Crucified." (So does she: the silhouette is
based on a photo of her shadow.) Influenced by Robert's Lennon bio, Mary Lyn
covered the Beatles' "You Can't Do That" on "Blue Lights" and often does
Lennon's "I'm Losing You" when playing live.

As her creative lyrics might suggest, Mary Lyn is also a writer. Her fiction has
appeared in The Portland Review, her personal essays in Cosmopolitan and The
Village Voice, and her music interviews—with such singers as Linda Ronstadt,
Debbie Harry, and Sheryl Crow—on and `



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