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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, new song, Tattoo from R&B artist Darius Martin, is a lovestruck pop reverie on loss and the natural tendency for people to slowly drift apart.
Spinning a captivating web entangled with ruminations on his past relationships, Darius Martin’s new song, Tattoo, is filled with ethereal beats swim, coastal riffs, and a lush field of transcendental sonics. But, despite the pain of heartbreak, Martin can’t help but surrender to the serendipitous wonder of each connection.
No matter what, when you get into different relationships, they can leave marks on your mental, physical and spiritual self, and especially on your heart. So much so that when you no longer have that person in your life it hurts like ripping off the tattoo that they left on your heart. Every lover, every friend and family member leaves these little tattoos all over your soul throughout your life.
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and producer Darius Martin pioneers expansive alt R&B music complete with pop-laced hooks and island-drenched soundscapes. He writes songs about the beauty and struggles found in life, hoping to connect with his listeners on a deep level as he pours his own emotions and autobiographical experiences into every release.
Born in El Paso, Texas, Darius Martin spent his childhood in Alamogordo, New Mexico where he took influence from the vastness of the desert. After relocating to Southern California in high school, Martin became an active and serious athlete in his teenage years. Fate though, had a different plan, and when a serious illness sidelined Martin, he began channeling his time into discovering his new passion for music. Inspired by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, he began experimenting with different sounds and genres aiming to achieve a sound that is fresh as it is timeless.
After attending the prestigious Los Angeles Film Institute where he graduated in 2020, Martin’s college experience further reinforced his passion and ambition to pursue a career in music. Equipped with the skills developed during his time at the Los Angeles Film Institute, he began recording music professionally.
Crafting music that deeply resonates with his listeners, Darius Martin takes inspiration from real life experiences and contrasting perspectives to highlight the good, bad, and in between.
I want real life emotions and feelings to be poured out into my music.-Darius Martin
Darius Martin’s Music
In 2023, Darius Martin continues to expand his sonic palette and artistry with inventive new releases, captivating a rapidly growing fanbase of avid listeners with his dynamic fusion of genres and masterful lyrical storytelling.
Martin’s shockingly seductive and sonically imaginative single, Options, details the whirlwind sensations of a wild romance, with rich and textural vocals gliding effortlessly over iridescent sonics and penetrating bass.
Some Time features island waves of echoes and twisted harmonies, with lyrics that muse on longing for someone from a distance.
In Bottles, a confluence of ruminative echoes, suave notes of percussion, and captivating vocals paint a glamorous landscape inspired by Los Angeles
Secrets is an intoxicating fusion of island vibes and sultry R&B, creating a track that’s as tropical as it is tantalizing.
Sparks Don’t Fly sheds light on those going through abusive relationships in hopes of showing listeners that they aren’t alone.
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