This Daphne Lee Martin article was written by Samantha Melrose, a GIGsoup contributor
Connecticut singer-songwriter Daphne Lee Martin is set to release her fourth full length album ‘Fall on Your Sword’ on Telegraph Records this October, the first of which to be self produced.
Each song is related to the next and packaged together as tales heard as a child: fables, fairy tales, Bible stories, mythology, poetry, cautionary tales, traditional folk songs, and 20th century American popular culture. Martin revives these tales of old that we often overlook, giving them a whole new lease of life. Exploring a journey into the depths of one’s innermost desires, limitations, fears and flaws, it challenges feelings of fundamental constrain and demands an opposition to these restrictions.
Martin flirts with multiple genres from smooth jazz, to rap, folk to Spanish flamenco. The experimental air about this album gives it a unique edge, containing raw imagination, the kind the music industry hasn’t seen for while. Multiple tracks include fragments of public speeches, each carefully utilised to convey a very specific message.
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Martin embarks on a journey to create an album that is both timeless and aware of current trends. Her deep, soulful, smooth vocals are dripping with passion and spirit, blending perfectly in the balance of each track.
With this album, Martin is showing the world her vast capabilities and vivid imagination. An expression of real gumption and resourcefulness, it intertwines a multitude of genres together without making it feel disjointed or out of place. Even the Crazy Frog makes an appearance! She is definitely someone paving the way for new directions with this unique collection of tracks. An album that should certainly satisfy those craving some clever song writing and interesting arrangements.
‘Fall On Your Sword’ is out October 2nd via Telegraph Records