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John Martin | Love Louder

John Martin, one of the best vocalists I know today who also happen to be the voice behind smash hits such as Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ and Tinie Tempah’s ‘Children in the Sun’ is finally set to re-release the progressive, ‘Love Louder’, previously recorded with David Guetta as ‘[ID] Love a Little Louder a little over a year ago. 

The first few notes of the David Guetta version are reminiscent of ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ with a subtle twist of the signature David Guetta groove. As soon as John Martin starts with “chasing summer..” you'll instantly feel something good’s coming up. And as the track progresses you'll know it’s a truly sophisticated track – upbeat, tasteful, catchy, totally a no-nonsense shit. Shrewdly refreshing at that. A lot of music that crosses our ears are so dressed up that once you strip them down, gives a pile of gravy-less mashed potatoes, or a fried chicken that’s 90 per cent dressing, in some cases; a skewed example of the whole being less than the sum of its parts. Fortunately, such track isn't one of them.

Moving on to the anticipated John Martin solo version, all the hype is worth freaking out. It's a love song with traces of unrequitedness in it. Thus, it’s not purely uplifting with its twisted, pretentiously, hopeful, and hopeless lyrics ― and likewise ― the effect is surprisingly contrasting too. At one side it’s inspirational, while on the other, it’s imaginarily delusional, creating a controlled madness or something like that in empty spaces. For me, it’s one of the hardest tracks out there to describe. It’s not every f***ing day that we’re showered with such intricate tracks compelled to give mixed vibes sending someone spiralling out into a vast universe inside his own head. 

John Martin | Love Louder John Martin | Love Louder Reviewed by Olivr Salangad on 11:16 PM Rating: 5

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