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Christina Martin returns with new single

Canadian Singer-Songwriter Christina Martin returns with a brand new single, ‘Lungs Are Burning’ out June 6. Her new 10-date UK tour kicks off on June 24 and includes dates in London, Brighton, Birmingham and Manchester.

A fervent anthem for those who are lost and longing, “Lungs Are Burning” is the first single from Christina Martin’s forthcoming album (Come Undone Records/Tonetoaster). The song was triggered by the rising Fentanyl drug crisis killing thousands of Canadians, with Christina’s lyrics set to music by her and guitarist/producer Dale Murray.  With lyrics like “while I’m watching the babies” and “got to go out and get some, baby”, Martin captures the desperation of “chasing the dream” and the horror of living it.  Murray’s stately production brings that stark reality home with a bite. Listen here.

Martin: “The song is a modest attempt to bring light to the heavy topic of addiction, and reflects my own personal sense of loss, longing and a deep void, and the ache I feel from losing my brother and friends to addiction and mental illness.”

Canadian Singer-Songwriter Christina Martin began writing and recording her own music while slogging it out on the Austin, Texas bar scene in the early 2000’s, before returning home to Canada in 2003. Since 2008 she has been relentlessly recording and touring in Canada and overseas, building connections the old-fashioned way, at venues big and small, singing songs about loss and love, anxiety and perseverance. Along the way, she has earned multiple East Coast Music and Music Nova Scotia Awards.  Her songs have been featured in films, on television, and she’s performed at music festivals around the world (Rolling Stone Weekender Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, International Folk Alliance, Reeperbahn Festival, Canada Music Week).

Christina lives in rural Nova Scotia with her husband and musical partner Dale Murray.  They share a life that’s simple, honest and adorned with the joy of music.  “Lungs Are Burning” is another powerful step in their remarkable musical journey. 

LUNGS ARE BURNING TOUR – UK TOUR DATES

June 24           THE STUDIO-FAT PIGEON LIVE                CHESHIRE

June 25           TBD                                                                 YORK

June 26           KITCHEN GARDEN CAFÉ                           BIRMINGHAM

June 29           THE DOG AND PARTRIDGE                                   MARCHINGTON

June 30           SONDER FESTIVAL                                     MANCHESTER

July 1              THE BANK                                                     EYE, SUFFOLK

July 6              THE LATEST MUSIC BAR                            BRIGHTON *

July 7              THE SOUND LOUNGE                                 LONDON*

July 8              THE LITTLE RABBIT BARN                          ESSEX*

*WITH BAND

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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