Hi Liam, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I have been great! Looking forward to the 7th November release.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Left You”?
Yes. This is the first out of eleven tracks to be released. Each song has its own story to tell. The video is an extension of the track, helping people to better understand the meaning of the song. The song left you, is primarily about that bitter feeling you can get when you are in a one sided relationship. And in the video we will watch that play out and actually find the reason in a turn of events.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Well yes. The events that take place in the video are made up, but the essential emotion that the song shows is from a previous relationship. Where it took me longer than it should of to realise it was one sided.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The experience was great actually. It was a lot of fun to shoot the video and the crew where great. It felt weird at times walking around hackney wick being filmed and having people stare at you. There where a few challenging moments we had to film a few times as it was busy with people walking past.
How was the recording and writing process?
The song was actually written quite some time ago, but when I go to the studio to record it always gets new life. This song was actually re-done three times in different styles. We did a more live version with live drums etc, a faster paced version, Then got inspired in the studio and got the best version the third time.
What role does Hertfordshire play in your music?
Well. I left England and Hertfordshire when I was only six, and lived abroad for almost sixteen years. So I feel like I have got a lot of catching up to do here in England. I feel there is a lot going on in London so that is where I am based at the moment.
How has your time travelling the world has influence your writing and musical perspective as a whole?
Traveling has been great. I have played along musicians in Portugal, brazil, and California. All have their own style and it is great to learn new things and different styles. I think it helped my better understand what I like.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes, you can definitely expect a lot more. I have spend over a year in the studio perfecting my eleven tracks. Now that is coming to an end I plan to make videos for over half of them. The next Video is already underway. Follow my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/liamthemartin or instagram at www.instagram.com/liamthemartin for all the updates on tracks and videos.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
I am planing to shoot a few videos in 2020, And then release. I want to make sure that I give every song its own place and time to shine. So I will be releasing slowly.
Any plans to hit the road?
Well I always like to go on holidays, and try and go somewhere nice every year. But for the time being there is a lot for me to do here in London.
What else is happening next in Liam Martin’s world?
Well, I am very excited to get my first song out there and get a response from people. It has been a long time in the making. And have family and friends constantly asking about it.
I am also currently getting everything together for another video shoot, that will be my most ambitious project to date. So there is a lot of organising to go into that.
Liam Martin- Left You (Official video)