Friday, June 8, 2018

“Paint” by Marti West – A Song Review

     "'Paint' relaxes into the beginning of summer as the harsh Swedish winter finally fades away." That’s the explanation from Marti West, who moved from England to Sweden in 2017. Still, the song is open to interpretation and, at least now, we prefer to explore the alternatives. Thomas Merton noted “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” The vocals and melody of “Paint” have a tranquility, while the lyrics reveal a strife and a need to escape.

     Marti West is a singer/songwriter currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden. His music resides in the Folk genre, specifically the neighborhood of simple yet elegant instrumentalism and portrait lyrics. In “Paint,” the combination of acoustic and electric guitars creates a feel that is somehow simultaneously delicate and forceful. The song is the first single of an upcoming album, set to be released this summer.

     “Paint” by Marti West




Lyrics “Paint” by Marti West
June was over way too soon
Another day done, and I've got nothing to do
Lying in the sun all afternoon
June was over way too soon

I'm painting my bedroom blue
Trying to get away from you
I'm painting my bedroom blue
Trying to get away from you

Darling July don't you fly by
I need a little time to occupy my mind
I wanna go dive in indigo sea
Darling July don't you fly by me

I'm painting my bedroom blue
Trying to get away from you
I'm painting my bedroom blue
Trying to get away from you

I can't face another August in this place
Wrap myself in another coat of paint
What a beautiful shade, what a day, what a waste
August in a day dream I don't want to wake

I'm painting my bedroom blue
Trying to get away from you
I'm painting my bedroom blue
Trying to get away from you



  In reference to the video Gothenburg Sessions noted:
We love Marti West! And his new song 'Paint' is just brilliant! We were really inspired by his new song and were lucky to have the opportunity to meet up with him and his two friends Linnéa and Eric for a summer music video. Hope you love it as much as we do!

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