Kate Martin leaves you feeling light as a feather with her latest single ‘Autumn Leaves’ + video
Like a fine, musically gifted wine, solo artist KATE MARTIN just gets better with age. Gearing up to drop her third album, this Townsville-born babe is showcasing more of her wistful pop music with her new vocally driven track , ‘Autumn Leaves.’
Written and co-produced with JON HUME (Evermore, Lisa Mitchell) and mixed by ERIC J DUBOWSKY (Flight Facilities, Flume), Martin has seamlessly tweaked her ethereal pop melodies into something can only be described as breathes of minty fresh air. Like the frost layering the earth’s ground on a winter morning, Martin delicately reflects the world around her with her beautiful falsetto vocals and whimsical instrumentals; all of which shines through on ‘Autumn Leaves’, delicately unfolding her artistry to the world.
This is Martin’s third release in light of her new album Set My Life To Fire, creating an overwhelming level of anticipation. But, with all this hype, the track will keep you grounded, honing in on your emotions so much so that you can begin to let your guard down. The track is an emotive guide, one that encourages you to follow the ‘Autumn Leaves’ as their spiralling descent captures the essence of freedom that shines through the very foundation of the song. But the percussive synths and gentle undertones of guitar aren’t the only thing that captures this feeling of liberation, as the track comes with beautifully simplistic visuals.
Shot on site, roaming through numerous locations in Seoul, South Korea, there is a definite aesthetic to the video. Dimming the colours to greys and whites not only allows you to focus on the linear structure of the video and what’s going on around Martin as she frolics through the streets of Seoul, but also is careful not to take away from the gentle nature of the track. The video is compiled of bright lights and dim days, a small but intriguing contrast that will leave you reflecting on not only Martin and her talented ways but the beautiful city of Seoul.
If, for some reason, ‘Autumns Leaves’ doesn’t leave you hooked on Martin, then the video most definitely will. Grab yourself a cuppa and relax to this exquisite rendition of alternative pop that Kate Martin has so effortlessly created.
Words by NATALIE TURNER