Marti West brings back the ‘80s with Talking To Strangers LP

Marti West, Simple Minds, Bon Iver, The Tallest Man On Earth
Marti West, Simple Minds, Bon Iver, The Tallest Man On Earth

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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. 

Stream / Download: Marti West – Talking To Strangers

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:

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