- 07 Apr 21
The song premiered on Annie Mac's 'Hottest World Record' on BBC Radio 1.
UK singer-songwriter Billie Marten has shared a new single, called 'Creature of Mine', from her hotly-tipped forthcoming album Flora Fauna.
Out May 21 on her new label home Fiction Records, the track sees Marten expanding her acoustic indie folk sound into fuller alt stylings. “It’s an end of the world, post-apocalyptic scenario," Marten explains in a statement. "You get to choose one thing, one person to leave it with. It’s a love song to a stranger and a polite request to momentarily leave Earth when it’s all too much.”
Marten was raised in North Yorkshire, on artists like Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, and Kate Bush. Her critically acclaimed debut album Writing of Blues and Yellows was released in 2016, when she was still just 17, while its follow-up Feeding Seahorses By Hand was similarly lauded in 2019.
Recorded with Rich Cooper in London, Marten’s new material blends her signature hushed, resonant vocals with rich instrumentation.
To coincide with the single’s release, Marten has also shared the music video for ‘Creature Of Mine’ created with Joe Wheatley. “Joe and I wanted this video to represent that needless search for something other than what you have," she says. "Something intangible and elusive, something also quite beautiful and abstract to pair with the song – an inconclusively painted picture.”
Watch the video below.