Sarah Martinson is a new kid on the block, an emerging contemporary artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her newest release, “It Ain’t Over”, is a testament to her unique ability to combine genres into a distinctive sound that is all her own.
“It Ain’t Over” is a break-up song….. a cheerful and cheeky one. The song is built on a musical landscape of disco-funk with crafty bass-lines, congas, and horn riffs taking center stage. Collaborating on the song is Andrew Seely, who brings a hip-hop flair with a rap flow in the middle of the song that spices things up a bit. Overall falling somewhere between the genres of jazz and pop, “It Ain’t Over” lyrically gives the power back to the person who needs to have the last say in a broken (or ended) relationship. “It was written based on the hypothetical situation where you’re being gaslighted at the end of a relationship or friendship, and you need to stand up for yourself and have the last word,” says Martinson.
A feel-good bop, “It Ain’t Over” is a sneak peek of what is to come with Martinson’s debut album, Back To You, set to be released May 29th.
About Sarah Martinson:
Sarah Martinson’s love of a fierce horn section and a funky 70s inspired bass line contrast with her innocent, classically trained vocal sound. Raised in Eagle River, Alaska, Sarah immersed herself in classical music with her musical parents and brothers. Never settling on one vibe, Sarah’s love for nature and her jazz and classical roots shine in a sound that is reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Sara Bareilles, and Vulfpeck. Sarah is currently residing and performing in Edinburgh, Scotland. From a classically trained trumpet performer to a rural high school teacher, Sarah has collected memories and influences for decades, culminating in her debut contemporary album, Back to You, set to release May 29.