Fall in love with Martin King’s latest track, ‘The Way We Crush’
Captivating soundscapes, genre crossing production and a skill set that knows no bounds, Melbourne based talent, MARTIN KING has just released his first solo project, a single entitled ‘The Way We Crush’.
Now you may know King from his epic collaborative projects OSCAR + MARTIN or THE HARPOONS, or maybe it’s his recent assistance of BANOFFEE‘s EP Do I Make You Nervous? Not ringing a bell yet? Maybe you were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of his bountifully charismatic set at Meredith, Falls Festival or Sugar Mountain? If you haven’t caught on by now, you must be living under a sound proof rock because Martin King has trumped the Aussie music scene, sprinkling his gifted ear for production all around the country.
Listeners have applauded King for his unique spark for genre-crossing sounds that amplify elements of production which are often lost, all while highlighting those we didn’t even know existed. He’s a modern day musical mad scientist bringing new concoctions and mixtures of electronic to the surface, and now the long awaited build up to his solo project is finally over so we can all bask in King‘s glorious production.
‘The Way We Crush’ doesn’t hesitate in the slightest, almost instantly providing you with a marvellous compilation of synths and sample build-ups that will excite even the dullest of days. The electronica has patches of sporadic, energetic samples that contrast against King‘s gentle, slightly echoed vocals.
The pace of the production is something to commend, as King intertwines energised back-beats with hints of relaxation by letting the instrumentals guide the vocals through dips and weaves. It’s like walking through the streets on a busy day; the hustle and bustle making you become aware of your own need to stop, take a breath, and appreciate. King has captured this perfectly, with ‘The Way We Crush’ becoming an audio representation of the need to appreciate.
There’s no wonder this song delivers emotive and captivating undertones as the whole track has been based around colliding human emotions, the push and pull of developing relationships. “In one way it is literally about crushing on someone, and how that manifests in the ways you act to one another. It’s about the anxiety of wanting to take a relationship from a purely physical level to one with feelings”, says King.
Martin King has delivered an exceptional first solo track, one that is as meaningful as it is playful, a track that will get you thinking whilst simultaneously pushing every thought out of your head. To say we’re looking forward to more solo releases would be the understatement of the year, hop on bored the King train and check it out!
Words by NATALIE TURNER