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Billie Marten Shares Donald Trump Inspired Single Cartoon People

Friday, 05 April 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Billie Marten has shared a new single, Cartoon People.

The politically slanted track arrives prior to the release of the indie-folk musician's sophomore album, 'Feeding Seahorses By Hand', which is set to land on April 26 through Sony/Chess Club Records.

Produced with Ethan Johns, the song follows the lead single Betsy, as well as Blue Sea, Red Sea and Mice in previewing the Johns-produced record and gives a fictional appraisal of Donald Trump from the perspective of his daughter. Marten explained:

"I just had this image of them sat in some smokey, sleazy bar downtown, with him buying her drinks to keep her mouth shut. 'Baby there's a fire today' acts as the nursery rhyme refrain, kind of like 'London's burning'.

"It's all sweet and innocent melody wise but it’s really expressing the way the planet’s crumbling a little. I liked playing and toying with a figure through song. It feels expressive and inventive without the threatening tone. I'm present this time around. Aware."

Billie will support Snow Patrol in North America during May before returning to the UK in June for a headline tour. Tickets are on sale now.

Billie Marten Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed June 05 2019 - BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds, Venue 2
Thu June 06 2019 - GLASGOW Poetry Club
Sat June 08 2019 - DUBLIN Sound House
Sun June 09 2019 - MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Tue June 11 2019 - LEEDS Wardrobe
Wed June 12 2019 - BRISTOL Exchange
Thu June 13 2019 - LONDON Islington Assembly Hall

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