Martin Luke Brown - Into Yellow

Martin Luke Brown

Into Yellow

New single out now

‘filled with raw emotion’ Indie Shuffle

‘piercing vocals that have just the right amount of grit and smooth soul’ Hilly Dilly

‘Into Yellow’ is London-based Martin Luke Brown’s first single on Manchester indie label LAB Records and the follow up to ’65 Roses’, ‘Shadow & Light’ and acclaimed Sody collaboration ‘Wasted Youth’. With marked tastemaker buzz, and an ever-expanding fan base MLB is set to step out into a new sound with a growing sense of purpose and control.

Consistently building towards a climactic release which never comes, ‘Into Yellow’ is bold in its restraint. Where lesser songwriters would’ve opted for an overblown resolution, Martin Luke Brown retains a simmering emotional tension throughout. Exploration of empty space gives the textured instrumentation room to breathe whilst Martin’s soulful vocals are imperious throughout.

An invisible pulse locks you into the claustrophobic yet comforting world ‘Into Yellow’ creates, whilst a combination of recognisable sounds - the drone of the organ, the rumbling of the bass - and otherworldly sonics gel into an oxymoronic form of calm chaos.

These juxtapositions in the track reflect his up-and-down experiences in his short career so far, with the self-confident resolution equally telling.