A finely honed narrative piece with an emotive pull...

Barrelling in from the borderlands of the pop landscape comes 'Landslide', the latest cut taken from Martha Hill’s upcoming release ‘Summer Up North’.

An infectiously rhythmic piece of alt-pop, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has followed up June’s 'Grilled Cheese' with the EP’s second track.

Both songs tackle feelings of unease, but where the previous single was an autobiographical account during the pass-agg throes of a dying relationship, 'Landslide' seamlessly slips between two perspectives: someone flustered by a friendly street encounter at one time, and a pothead gamer looking after their mate at another.

“‘Landslide’ is ultimately about not feeling right”, says Hill in a press release. “When you’re down, it’s hard to imagine the up, and when you’re up, there’s no such thing as down”.

Having grown up in a remote Scottish peninsula, Hill has been refining her sound since the age of 17, when she left home to busk her way through Europe, before settling in Newcastle

. The second EP by Martha Hill - ‘Summer Up North’ - is slated for self-release on October 23rd. If these promotional tracks are anything to go by, it looks set to be a date you don’t want to miss.

Listen to the project’s second single 'Landslide' below:

Words: Sidney Franklyn

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