Marti West brings back the ‘80s with Talking To Strangers LP
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Hunched down, illuminated by the headlights of a presumably vintage car, Marti West sets a tone. What do I mean? Well, he has managed to capture a certain aesthetic feeling that was once the feeling of a generation, a generation of big hair, now-classic films, and a zeitgeist of cultural revolution. If you guessed the ‘80s, you would be spot on.
Marti’s new album, Talking To Strangers, is a veritable throwback. The tracks thereon brim with synths that any ‘80s child would recognise, paired with songwriting that leaves the impression that the songs were written with only a guitar, pencil, and a trusted notebook.
Read our previous feature on Marti West’s single ‘Somebody New’here
“‘Talking To Strangers’ is an album about a relationship that has broken down. From misery and denial in ‘Somebody New’, self-questioning in ‘Always’ and ‘Out Of My Head’, to acceptance in ‘Most Of The Time’, the songs portray a voice that is processing feelings of grief, depression, and isolation,” said the BBC-Radio-1-aired artist.
Watch the official video for the lead single, ‘Out Of My Head’, here: