ERYN MARTIN ISN’T MAD, SHE’S READY

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ERYN MARTIN HAS ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE OF HER DEBUT LP, “EDOG VOL.2,ON SEPT. 24, 2021. MARTIN IS A SELF-PROCLAIMED ALT-POP PRINCESS WITH A STORY TO TELL AND A MESSAGE TO SEND. AMIDST HER DARING AND AUDACIOUS SONGWRITING, AUDIENCES CAN FIND RELATABILITY AND VULNERABILITY IN HER THEMES. WITH A NICHE AUDIENCE INCREASINGLY EXPANDING, MARTIN IS ABLE TO EXPERIMENT WITH VERSATILITY AND GENRE. 

ORIGINALLY FROM CANADA, MARTIN HAS PULLED INSPIRATION FROM A VARIETY OF GENRES, SOUNDS, AND EVOLVING INFLUENCES. SHE SAID, “I LISTEN TO A LOT OF PRESSA ACTUALLY, I LOVE KILLY, TOO, AND OBVIOUSLY DRAKE. SMILEY IS ACTUALLY A FAVOURITE OF MINE TOO, I JUST LOVE WHO HE IS SO I’M GLAD HE’S BEEN SHINING. AND WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, DEFINITELY AVRIL LAVIGNE. I WAS ACTUALLY OBSESSED WITH HER AND I FEEL LIKE SHE SHAPED MY IMAGE AND WHO I AM TODAY AS A FEMALE. JUST STRONG, INDEPENDENT, NOT SUPER GIRLY AND SOMETIMES I’M KIND OF BADASS.”

MARTIN BRINGS THE HEAT ON HER MOST RECENT SINGLE, “MAD.” REFLECTING ON THE DELICATE LESSONS FROM OLD FRIENDSHIPS, SHE TRANSFORMS THE COMMON EMOTIONS INTO AN ENERGETIC AND AGGRESSIVE TRACK. WITH LYRICS, “YOU’RE A JOKE / I AIN’T EVEN MAD YOU AIN’T EVEN BAD YOU AVERAGE / YOU USED TO HAVE FRIENDS / YOU’S TOO TRASH / YOU’S A HAS BEEN / EVERYTHING GOOD EVERYTHING STILL AWESOME / PRETTY MUCH HAS BEEN, BEEN AROUND BOSSIN / YOU DON’T KNOW MY OCTAVE / CATCH THE SHIT I’M DROPPING / CATCH YOU AT THE CONCERT / WATCHING,” MARTIN OUTLINES HER CONCRETE DECISION OF MOVING ON IN A FORCIBLE AND ANIMATED FASHION. 

REFLECTING ON WHAT SHE LOOKS FOR IN A FRIEND, MARTIN SAID, “ALL I NEED IN A FRIEND IS FOR THEM TO BE THERE AND BE PRESENT. BE HONEST AND HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU HAVE TO MAKE ME LAUGH. ONE THING I LEARNED FROM PAST FRIENDSHIPS IS SOMETIMES NOT EVERYONE IS MEANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND. AND THAT’S OKAY.” 

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PLAYING WITH THE CONCEPT OF VOODOO ON BARBIES AND UNREALISTIC DOLLS, SHE GRASPS THE ANGST AND REVENGE OF A TOXIC FRIENDSHIP IN HER MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MAD.” WITH EDGY GRAPHICS THAT DEPICT THE CONSEQUENCES OF DESTRUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS, THE YOUNG ARTIST ILLUSTRATES THE METAPHORICAL RAMIFICATIONS OF EMOTIONAL TO PHYSICAL PAIN. THE PINK THEME IN THE AESTHETIC CONTRADICTS THE PUNK ENERGY OF THE HIP-HOP PRODUCTION OF THE SINGLE. ARMORED BY A SENSE OF GROWTH AND CONFIDENCE, MARTIN MOVES ON FROM THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT NOT WITHOUT DEPICTING THE MALICIOUS REPRISAL OF THE VENGEANCE IN HER MIND.

THE ALTERNATIVE POP BLEND COMPLIMENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE AND THE PUNK ROCK ANGST OF THE EARLY 2000S. THAT SAME ENERGY, CURATED BY ACTS LIKE PARAMORE, GWEN STEFANI, AND AVRIL LAVIGNE, IS TRANSLATED INTO A SMOOTH AND CATCHY HIP-HOP SOUND IN ERYN’S PROJECT. 

ERYN MARTIN IS SET TO DROP HER DEBUT LP ON SEPT. 24, 2021

“I HONESTLY HOPE THAT IT’LL BE MUSIC THAT PEOPLE SHARE WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND CREATE MEMORIES WITH. MY FAVOURITE MUSIC IS ALWAYS RELATED TO THE BEST TIMES IN MY LIFE, SO I HOPE PEOPLE ARE REALLY ABLE TO CONNECT WITH IT AND AT SOME POINT IT BECOMES NOSTALGIC TO THEM.”