On the 17th of April, Mayo singer songwriter Faraway Martin treated us to a new song entitled ‘The Lights Turn On’. This single is the first release off of his self titled debut EP, which is due to be released this coming September. Martin, who has become a well known and well loved act in Qatar, has played many live venues across Ireland such as The Workman’s Club, The Roisin Dubh and Whelans.
Faraway Martin has previously released three singles; ‘Intoxicated’, ‘Falling in Your Sleep’, and most recently ‘I Wanna Go’, but ‘The Lights Turn On’ is possibly the best single to date. The song is very well written and shows a maturity to Martin, which was not as evident in his previous releases. This is a slow tempo pop song with an honesty and openness that resonates throughout.
This song is a beautifully romantic and emotional song, which tells the story of a relationship from the early days where ‘she said yes’ and he can’t believe that ‘she chose me’, to the bitter-sweet end, where ‘the lights turn off’ and he’s ‘all alone’ and ‘cannot feel a beat’. There is no doubt about it that this song will strike a chord in the heart of the listener and may even bring a tear to your eye.
You can listen to Faraway Martin and his new song ‘The Lights Turn On’ over on Spotify here! (Make sure you have some tissues at hand!)