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free music friday (ish): charlotte martin
February 20, 2010, 10:16 am
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Charlotte Martin
‘Tremble’ (acoustic)

It’s been four years since Charlotte Martin last released an album of all-new material but she’s been far from unproductive. A steady flow of fan-pleasing EPs and rarities bundles, 2007’s covers collection Reproductions and regular touring have kept her musically active, while caring for her young son, born in 2008, has inevitably diverted some of the focus away from her music. ‘Tremble’ is one of several new songs written for an as yet untitled fourth album (including the intriguingly titled ‘Sluts & Bitches’), work on which was interrupted last October by Charlotte’s sustaining a serious rib injury but is now back on with a view to a summer release. A notoriously intense and fiery performer, whose studio output has grown increasingly layered and complex, it’s likely that this acoustic piano version will sound nothing like the final product, but the foundations are solid. A love song that edges on a deep catharsis, it’s a simple and sensitive evocation of the power of having total faith in another person, hinting at the ruin that their absence might herald. “The record has taken a dramatic turn since I started back to work and it’s turning out quite dark. Something I’m not opposed to at all since it’s saving me money on a shrink. Although, I might get a shrink too,” writes Charlotte on her blog. Sounds good to us. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Charlotte Martin, ‘Tremble’ (acoustic)

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