Billie Marten is very pleased to unveil a new single “Lionhearted,” taken from her forthcoming debut album, Writing of Blues and Yellows, available September 23 via Columbia Records in the U.S. “Lionhearted” is available everywhere now, including iTunes and Spotify.
Recorded in London and produced by Rich Cooper, “Lionhearted” is a song “written for people who don’t feel they quite know what they’re doing. It’s about the lack of confidence and difficulty of getting into that healthy way of thinking,” Billie explains.
Hailing from the cathedral city of Ripon in North Yorkshire, 17 year-old Billie Marten has music in her blood, growing up listening to the works of John Martyn, Laura Marling, David Bowie, Portishead and Loudon Wainwright. At the age of eight, given a guitar and taught four chords by her father, Billie wrote her first song. Billie Marten appeared on the BBC Sound of 2016 short list earlier this year.
The 13 songs that form Writing of Blues and Yellows are as remarkable for their folksy beauty as they are the age of their creator. Intimate and wise, and allowed the time and space to breathe, each song spins with those unhurried, enchanting lyrics that linger long after they have left Billie’s lips via her pure, otherworldly voice. It’s a record that signals the introduction of a very special young British talent.
Writing of Blues and Yellows Tracklisting:
1. La Lune
5. Milk & Honey
7. Heavy Weather
9. Hello Sunshine
13. It’s A Fine Day
Billie Marten Live UK Dates:
7/29 – Hertfordshire – Standon Calling
7/30 – Dorset – Camp Bestival
7/31 – Cornwall – Leopallooza Festival
9/1 – Isle of Wright – Bestival
10/23 – Manchester – Deaf Institute
10/24 – Glasgow – Cottiers Theatre
10/25 – Leeds – Brudenell Games Room
10/27 – London – St Giles-in-the-Field – SOLD OUT
10/28 – Cardiff – Buffalo Bar
10/29 – London – St Giles-in-the-Field – NEW DATE