Artist: Martha’s Man
Album: Tale of the Robin
Genre: Indie Acoustic-Pop
I’ll be completely upfront with you. I was asked by Martha’s Man to review this album honestly in return for receiving a digital copy of the music. It’s not the first time I’ve gotten offers to review music, but from the initial link I was sent to see if I would like their sound? Oh my goodness, I have been and stayed in love. It was an offer I could not turn down.
The band labels their genre as acoustic-pop, but if I were going to label it without having read that, I would call it more of a folksy pop. Some of their songs have even reminded me a bit of Of Monsters and Men’s sound. More instrumentally, that is.
All of the songs on Tale of the Robin are really catchy and I find myself singing along while playing the songs. While the first song I was sent the YouTube link to, Meccano Playground, was the one that made me fall in love with their sound, I have to say that my absolute favorite song on the album is Never Bring You Down. Everything from the instrumentals to the lyrics. I have to say that it is definitely the song I play the most and try to sing along with. I love all of the emotion and depth in vocals found in the song.
Each and every song on this album is a pick-me-up with a happy sound and encouraging lyrics. While many are love songs, others are just about being strong and standing on your own two feet–something I really like in music. It’s a bit different than the norm and I’m happy to start seeing it be done by many artists.
And that album art. . . I really like it. I’ve started to notice that I have a thing for tastefully done album art that doesn’t include the album title (and sometimes not even the artist title). There’s just something edgy and off to it that makes it seem even more interesting. I love the deep, watery look of this image with the robin flying upwards at the top. It’s really eye catching and fits the genre so well.
This line is from Meccano Playground, which, as I said before, is the first song I heard by Martha’s Man. While Never Bring You Down is my favorite of the songs on Tale of the Robin, I think that Meccano Playground has some of the most upbeat, encouraging, fun lyrics.
Who are you singing along with this week? Let me know in the comments below!
Disclaimer: While I received a free digital copy of this album in exchange for a review, all of the opinions stated in this post are my own and are in no way produced by the band/label.