Long story short, I heard Martis’ song, Keep it Low one day while I was at work and I pretty much hummed along to the song all day much to the dismay of my coworkers.. However, they were also humming it by the end of the day as well. It’s very catchy… so I asked him for a chat..
Q: So Martis, you are from Cologne, Germany?
A: I live close to Cologne and always say Cologne because this is the city that is most known beside Munich and Berlin.
Q: When did you first start creating music?
A: I’ve been making music since I was little and as long as I can remember. I wrote tunes and at the very beginning, I wouldn’t call them songs because I was too young to understand how song structures work.
Q: Have you always wanted to be a musician?
A: To be honest….100% YES!!! As a kid, I was a huge Michael Jackson fan and always wanted to become a musician since then. I’ve dreamed about performing in front of a big audience. But the funny part is, that I was a instrumentalist who didn’t know that I will become a singer one day.
Q: How did you feel when Universal Music offered you a contract? Was it a dream come true?
A: This was a magical moment! All the hard work, all the effort I put into it, gets paid off with a major international contract with Universal! I remember how strange it was, because a lot of record companies wanted me to sign me because of the song, “Keep it Low”.
Q: Let’s talk pre 2021…About a year before Keep It Low was released, your single, Superhero, came out…the lyrics, “You’re like a superhero, always ahead of me, you taught me many lessons, you don’t even see.” Is this song about someone close to you? Tell me more about the story behind the song.
A: I wrote this song with two other people in a Sony ATV song session. The lyrics relate to someone close to me. The line you picked is a really strong one to me! It means, that the person never gave up, no matter how bad the situation was and this person never complained about it. That’s how I got shown how to handle a bad situation and I finally became a better “me”.
Q: Fast forward to now…Keep it Low is such a catchy song…(when it was playing in the office, everyone was whistling along). Is this a breakup song or more of a love song?
A: Haha, you cannot imagine, how you made my day with that sentence!! I looove when people whistle or wag to this song! When they post little vids in their stories! This always makes me smile! I’d call it more if a motivation song!!
Q: Will you be playing any festivals this summer? Touring Europe or the US?
A: Because of the pandemic, everything was canceled for me! Currently, we’re in talks about a few shows this year but the slots are very rare. The US have only just started the promotion for Keep it Low..I guess the “play live” will come back in 2022. If it’s 2021, you can see it on my Instagram.
Q: When can fans expect to see an EP or album released?
A: Currently I’m working on a single.. After the next single, we plan to release an album.
Q: Where can fans find your music?
A: Besides Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music, you can listen to them on Amazon Music, Napster and close to every known digital platform that streams music… to make it easy, fly by on my webpage at http://www.martismusic.com and click one of the many icons to find my songs.
Awesome, thanks so much for the great interview!! You can also follow Martis on Instagram at martismusic.
I just want to give all the artists that have agreed to be interviewed by me a shout out to being so accommodating & all of you are so incredibly talented.. you will always have my support..
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