This most recent single from British singer-songwriter Billie Marten is an unhurried, melodic ballad, featuring Marten herself on the piano, with her partner, Will Taylor of the band Flyte, on electric guitar, and Nick Hill of Flyte on bass guitar.
There's been a recent wave of love songs about the slower, softer aspects of the phenomenon, about how love is almost always sweeter when you feel safe. It makes you feel free and fresh and like the whole world is at your door.
I love the idea that she's crafted this gorgeous, drifty love song about the relationship she's built with Taylor, and all the while he's sat next to her recording it. "Dust me off / Fix me up / I don't want what I was," she sings. "And lock it up / And keep it there / It's no good and nowhere."
Billie Marten's new album, Drop Cherries, is out on April 7th. She's embarking on a pretty thorough tour to support this new record starting at the end of April, and will be in North America for almost the entire month of June:
June 6th The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA
June 7th The Chapel San Francisco, CA
June 9th Madame Lou's Seattle, WA
June 11th McMenamins Mission Theater Portland, OR
June 13th Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
June 14th Globe Hall Denver, CO
June 16th 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
June 17th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
June 20th TD Music Hall Toronto, ON, CA
June 22nd Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
June 23rd The Sinclair Cambridge, MA