Jenna Marotta – Back It Up

Posted: June 17, 2014 in Indie Pop Music
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This blog is dedicated to spotlighting select songs of independent or small-label artists. These songs can often (but not always) be characterized as pop music, encompassing its many sub-genres. However, none of these songs can be classified as “Top 40” (or any sub-genre thereof) typically heard on American radio and television. Proving that good, quality pop music is available…you just have to be willing to search for it or know where to find it. This blog takes away all of the work and leads the reader/listener straight to the discovery and enjoyment. The ultimate goal, of course, is to bring these “unknown” artists to the attention of the general public and give them well-deserved attention.

Song in the Spotlight: “Back It Up” (Jenna Marotta, from Gypsy (2014))

Genre:  Throwback Pop

Review:  A blend of Motown (replete with a horn section) and borderline 1970s-era Disco (particularly the vocal stylings) coupled with dead-on pop sensibilities, “Back It Up” will have you up and out of your seat from the opening bars.  At first glance, Motown, Disco and pop seem to have little in common; however, rest assured that these styles share many of the same roots and Ms. Marotta has integrated them to perfection.  Given the opportunity, “Back It Up” should find equal acceptance on the dance floor and with the nostalgia set.  Is that a testament to these music styles or a testament to Ms. Marotta’s songwriting prowess…or both?  You’ll have to decide for yourself.  What you don’t have to decide (or, at least, spend any time thinking about) is whether to download the song.  Go on.  Then invite some 50-somethings over and watch them re-enact their Disco moves while the 20-somethings show them how it’s really done.  Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

Artist Bio:  Jenna Marotta is a New York City, NY-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Song available on:, and  Here’s a link to the full version:

Artist Pedigree:  Jenna Marotta has always been a solo artist.

Artist Releases:  Gypsy (2014).

Artist Web Site:

Web Presence: and

Video:  None.

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  1. Miss Prada says:

    Reblogged this on starvingprada and commented:
    Great review in on my song Back it Up

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