STREAM NEW SINGLE “LUST” OUT NOW
Washington, D.C.-bred alternative soul singer-songwriter Marti shares her new single “Lust”. The single is available to buy and stream now on all platforms. After spending her early twenties traveling the world as a model and ingratiating herself into local music and art scenes, Marti became a fixture in downtown NYC and D.C. nightlife. Her captivating performances led to collaborations with artists including Duckwrth, Kojey Radical and Dev Hynes who invited her to guest on his acclaimed 2018 Blood Orange record, Negro Swan.
Now, in a confident blend of neo-soul and brooding, gothic R&B, she shares her debut single “Lust”. Produced by Jeffery Rashad, the single’s pared-back beat and bass twists and winds around Marti’s smokey vocals. The release of “Lust” follows months of exceptional live performances of the song, including support of label-mate Velvet Negroni in NYC. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
“Lust” is out now on b4, a future-facing label serving as a home for tomorrow’s most relevant artists. The single is a perfect continuation of their strike rate following the release of HAWA’s acclaimed debut EP, The One, and various releases across the last 12 months which have positioned the label as one of the most exciting independents to watch. Following work with Love Magazine and brands like Dior and Nike, Marti’s debut single is just the first look into the world of an as yet uncovered gem.
ABOUT MARTI: Who is Marti? She describes herself in online bios as a “Moody Vampire Songstress” existing only on the likes of SoundCloud’s wavelengths and Instagram’s explore page. Until now, she has chosen to work behind the scenes on records such as Negro Swan by Blood Orange and quietly self-release expressive tracks characterized by her deep, alluring vocals.
Since Marti was raised Jehovah Witness, growing up she was only allowed to listen to soul and jazz, gravitating most towards Billie Holiday. Today Holiday’s influence is evident in Marti’s sound: a fusion of genres, both old and new.
At first glance, one might expect Marti’s music to match her fishnets and heavy eyeliner, but with just a single hook, Marti’s voice undeniably spans the sounds of her childhood with jazz and soul hitched to contemporary accents of R&B production.
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