As young songwriters go Billie Marten, who has just turned 17, continues to display remarkable depth and prowess in her craft. Her lyrics are more than just observational inkling’s into her psyche and how she understands the world around her, they are spun of the purest feeling, the richest of truths – each representing life in all its wonder and all its unpredictability.
‘La Lune’ is a song inspired by Marten’s personal experiences, the acoustic ballad delivers resonant impact and delicate reflection of family summers and a happy childhood, as depicted in the accompanying home video footage. Speaking of the video Billie says, “I found these old VHS’s at home and I remembered there was a load of footage of our family wandering around Whitby beaches and BnBs. The song’s all washy and dreamy and it instantly made me think of that. We borrowed some friends film camera for a few months but also managed to capture a lot of sentimental moments too. I love watching it.”
Artists like Marten don’t come along often, her way of self-expression doesn’t just stop with her, it is a starting point for connection with others, and ‘La Lune’ is a perfect example of this.
‘La Lune’ is available on 7″ vinyl, alongside previous single ‘Milk & Honey’, through Chess Club Records and RCA. Purchase a copy here.
Catch Billie Marten on her first headline tour throughout October:
Sunday 23rd October – Deaf Institute, Manchester Tickets
Monday 24th October – Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow Tickets
Tuesday 25th October – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds Tickets
Thursday 27th October – St Giles in the Field, London Tickets
Friday 28th October – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff Tickets