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Lee Martin - Single/Video Review: Falling Down

20 Aug 2020 // A review by Mike Alexander

Now is the time Lee Martin was due to take a trip to the US.Covid has scuttled those plans and, instead, she’s released the stunning single Falling Down (and 360-degree music video) from her Lost Girl EP, which came out last year.

The South African-born songwriter has already built up a passionate and loyal following since settling in Christchurch in 2010 and if ever there was a current artist in New Zealand deserving of a wider audience Martin would have to be a contender.

She exudes warmth and a wry kind of humour on this beautifully nuanced and toned bounce-along of a song. In an interview with Muzic.net.nz’s Kev Rowland she described the song as "about people these days preferring an online ‘ideal’ presence as opposed to making real physical connections". There’s a lot more to it though. There’s a couple of lines that nicely encapsulate that famous definition of insanity: "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results".

The video is very, very clever with Martin popping in and out of the same scene but different things and you can even choose which part of the video you want to watch at any given moment.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Lee Martin

Lee Martin is a New Zealand based singer/songwriter who has been impacting the music scene with her thought-provoking lyrics and storytelling writing style. She is South African born and have recorded two original albums that received ample radio play and enjoyed great success with her fans from all the corners of the world. A childhood spent listening to greats such as Van Morrison, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen etc. has greatly influenced her music. Lee started her training in classical guitar at the age of 9 and has been singing and performing professionally for the past 15 years.

Martin is an old soul with a versatile writing style which allows her to cross genres as she glides easily between folk, rock, blues and country, all the while maintaining her unique sound.

Lee's storytelling writing style is what intrigues her fans and keeps them captivated.

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