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Billie Marten

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Blue Sea, Red Sea Billie Marten 03:53
Cursive Billie Marten 04:00
La Lune Billie Marten 03:08
Live Billie Marten 04:03
Ribbon Billie Marten 03:36
Milk & Honey Billie Marten 03:59
Garden of Eden Billie Marten 03:19
Orange Tree Billie Marten 03:12
Cartoon People Billie Marten 03:33
Out of the Black Billie Marten 03:59

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Acoustic

by Billie Marten

11/10/2021

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Biography

When folk singer and songwriter Billie
Marten turned 21, she had already been a recording artist of a third of her
life. Born Isabella Sophie Tweddle on May 27, 1999 in Ripon, England, Martin
showed a precocious interest in music. Before she was ten, she regularly posted
videos of herself playing guitar and singing covers, and she also started
writing her own songs, inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Damien Rice.
After some viral success, she released her debut single, “Ribbon”, in
2014. The song captured her folky, sensitive, emotional vibe, and became the
title track for her debut EP released later that year. Her profile expanded with
a slot at that year’s Reading Festival. A follow-up EP, As Long As, was
issued in 2015 as were a pair of singles (“Heavy Weather” and “Bird”)
that would eventually appear on her debut LP, 2016’s Writing of Blues and
Yellows
. The album earned strong reviews and helped her capture a
nomination for Sound of 2016 from the BBC. Her 2018 single “Blue Sea, Red
Sea”
became a radio hit, and would later appear on her 2019 album Feeding
Seahorses by Hand
, an intimate collection of often sad songs that may have
been informed by her then-recent diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder.