Billie Marten

Flora Fauna

£20.99
  • Billie Marten - Flora Fauna
28th May 2021 / LP or CD / Fiction Records
     

Billie Marten

Flora Fauna

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A chanteuse from North Yorkshire who's blowing away all the Beverly Hills-based, big-money pop starlets like it's nothing. Her meteoric rise still isn't done yet. Good to have you, Billie.

Released: 28th May 2021
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'Flora Fauna' is the third album from Billie Marten.

+ Limited Indie shop edition LP is pressed on transparent 'Sun Yellow' coloured vinyl.

Raised in the rolling hills of North Yorkshire on artists such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, and Kate Bush, Marten’s 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.

Flora Fauna, was recorded with Rich Cooper in London. Marten’s new material blends those signature hushed, resonant vocals with a rapid pulse and rich instrumentation, her inspirations now stretching from krautrockers Can, to Broadcast, Arthur Russell, and Fiona Apple.
Also completing musical Top Trumps is Guy Garvey from the band Elbow, providing guest vocals on the 'Walnut' track.

Built on the minimalist acoustic folk foundations she made a name for herself with, 'Flora Fauna' is a more mature, embodied album fostered around a strong backbone of bass and rhythm. Shedding the timidity of previous work in favour of a more urgent sound, the songs mark a period of personal independence for Marten as she learned to nurture herself and break free from toxic relationships - and a big part of that was returning to nature.

“I wasn’t really treating myself very well, it was a bit of a disruptive time. All these songs are about getting myself out of that hole - they’re quite strong affirmations. The name Flora Fauna is like a green bath for my eyes. If the album was a painting, it would look like flora and fauna - it encompasses every organism, every corner of Earth, and a feeling of total abundance.”

Garden Of Eden
Creature Of Mine
Human Replacement
Liquid Love
Heaven
Ruin
Pigeon
Kill The Clown
Walnut
Aquarium

Format /LP or CD
Released /28th May 2021
Catalogue / BMFFLPC1
Barcode / 0602435233710
Artist / Billie Marten
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