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Billie Marten Details Seasonal Affective Disorder On New Track Blue Sea, Red Sea

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

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Billie Marten has released a new single.

Blue Sea, Red Sea was recorded to four track tape in Bath at the home of producer Ethan Johns and was written soon after the singer-songwriter moved to London. It revolves around her experiences with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). She said:

“I get S.A.D disorder real bad so my head was a bit blue. I decided to sit and write the happiest, simplest pop song I could. I was really missing my family at the time and felt like I needed to fall into a clear blue sea or something. I liked the idea of the Jewish pilgrimage to the Dead Sea, where salt strips your skin clean and everything is new again.”

The track follows up Mice, which arrived in September and marked Marten's first new material since the release of her debut album, 'Writing of Blues and Yellows', in 2016. It's a folk-pop number, with sweetly raspy vocals and sombre lyrics. "Don't pick on me with your sympahty, I don't need you to love me," she sings.

Marten will support Isaac Gracie on his Looking Down UK tour between November 19 and 26.



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