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Billie Marten Sets April Release For New LP 'Drop Cherries'

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Katie Silvester

Billie Marten has announced her fourth album, 'Drop Cherries'.

The follow-up to 2021's 'Flora Fauna' will arrive on April 7, marking the first time Marten has written and co-produced a full-length release of her own.

Recorded entirely on tape, with Dom Monks assisting, the sessions took place in Somerset and Wales during late summer 2022. She explained:

"When I’m trying to write, the creative door is closed most of the time. When it briefly opens, I know I’ve stumbled across moments of true emotion and insight; they give no warning and are often unpredictable. I can’t force the process, something I’m realising more with each album. And that’s why I know that 'Drop Cherries' is a collection of songs expressing genuine intuitive feeling."

Commenting on its title, she added: "Dropping cherries is such a strong, visceral image that I tried to channel throughout recording in Somerset and Wales, to capture the vibrancy, unpredictability, and occasional chaos one experiences within a relationship."

Alongside the news, Marten has shared the lead single, This Is How We Move, a warm acoustic folk song. Marten explained:

"[The song is] about finding the natural rhythm and pacing between two people. Working together and flowing as one – the relationship dance. John Martyn / JJ Cale ease of recording. Double bass Nick Pini. 'You keep the garden, and I’ll take the view, this is how we move.' Different wants and needs, catering for each other’s happiness. DESERVING TO BE LOVED."

'Drop Cherries' tracklist:

1. New Idea
2. God Above
3. Just Us
4. I Can’t Get My Head Around You
5. Willow
6. Acid Tooth
7. Devil Swim
8. I Bend To Him
9. Nothing But Mine
10. Arrows
11. Tongue
12. This Is How We Move
13. Drop Cherries


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