Indie pop rock artist Andy Martin has released an uplifting rock track called “At Least You’re Trying” – the opener to his debut album, Reverie. It features “big hooks, high energy and cathartic lyricism”, which is well-executed.
Its guitar and drums draw the listener in to the catchy indie rock elements that evoke nostalgia and good vibes, while tackling emotional topics. Martin dives into relatable lyrics that hold weight, like:
“Am I strong enough? Wasting away all these summer days … If you wanna feel alive, don’t waste your time, your time, if it don’t feel right, it’s such a mess, I know you’re stressed, but at least you’re trying”.
He is creative with his words, almost as if he knows the right thing to say in our hardest moments, like “You will make it through”. Martin reminds us that life is hard for everyone.
Despite the hard times in 2020 when it wasn’t the easiest time for a new artist to release new music, Martin’s energetic sound made a mark all over the globe with the single releases “Heat of it All” and “Mess We Made”. “After a run of sell out live shows to celebrate the launch of the EP with a full band behind him, Andy is already making waves so early into his career. He has been compared to the emotional indie sound of artists like Sam Fender, Bruce Springsteen, & Gang of Youths. He is relatable, thoughtful and empathetic in his song writing.”
“At Least You’re Trying” is upbeat and worthy of pressing the repeat button, and Martin has a unique voice that is easy on the ears.
“The energy and passion that Andy projects into his live shows and into his recorded works is palpable and inspiring. He has something to say and you can feel it. His textured instrumentation along with his introspective lyrical content has really formed a sound ready for audiences across the world.”
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Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.
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