Martyn J Collins
With bluesy undercurrents and a soulful funk rhythm, ‘Freedom’ is the latest single from Southampton songwriter, Martyn J Collins.
The beat is simple enough, providing ample opportunity for the guitars to add flair with muted rhythm, wah-wah chucking, and a sliding lead guitar. Lyrically, things have an autobiographical tone with verses providing variations on a theme and chorus about breaking out from a metaphorical hole.
I’m wasting all my time
I’ve been wasting all my love
Scared of what I’m born to be
So I keep it all inside
The song is layered, there’s a lot of interesting guitar work for a song that has pop sensibilities. It reminds me of Polly Harvey in many ways.
Listen to Martyn J Collins – ‘Freedom’.
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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.