Seventeen-year-old British musician Billie Marten is pleased to unveil the video for new single “Lionhearted,” featured on her forthcoming debut album, Writing of Blues And Yellows, available everywhere September 23 via Columbia Records in the U.S. Watch “Lionhearted” today: http://smarturl.it/LionheartedVid.
Directed by Allie Avital (Chairlift, Yumi Zouma, Mutual Benefit), the video finds Marten surrounded by chaos, as she remains a figure of quiet, contemplative solace.
“It was something new and bright for me. Working with Allie and the whole group was incredibly lovely (even if the day was 17 hours). The finished thing is something everyone should be proud of,” Billie says of the video.
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.”
Hailing from the cathedral city of Ripon in North Yorkshire, 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.
The thirteen 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