Mariela is the musical brain child of songwriter and producer, Thomas Harbin. Since its inception in September of 2017, Mariela has released a 6 song EP, 2 singles and is currently releasing singles from the upcoming sophomore EP titled “Darkness in the Garden.”

Mariela has played more than 35 shows around middle Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the north east including main stage slots at Alpharetta Pop Fest and Black Potatoe Festival.

Mariela has more than 500 followers on social media, over 100 newsletter subscribers and they receive frequent airplay on Lightning 100’s The 615 Show.

They’ve been on a tear the last few months… churning out a lot of new stuff. It’s moving. It seems like they’re at that point where everything is coming together. Every so often we get another song from Mariela and it’s another good song.
— Casey from Lightning 100

Mariela’s sound has been described as melody-driven choruses with thoughtful lyrics. Mariela’s music is frequently compared to artists like Bleachers, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie and Coldplay.

“The Funeral,” while it isn’t the only single to come out of the indie Nashville woodwork and wow me with its experimentalism and opulent tonality this season, it’s possibly the most meaningful in terms of poetic relatability.

- Skope Mag (click to read full article)