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Darius Martin - 'Tattoo'

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The new single from Los Angeles based artist pop meets R&B artist Darius Martin, 'Tattoo' is a lovestruck pop reverie on loss and the natural tendency for people to slowly drift apart.

Darius spins a captivating web entangled with ruminations on his past relationships. Ethereal beats swim beneath coastal riffs and a lush field of transcendental sonics. Despite the pain, Martin can't help but surrender to the serendipitous wonder of each connection adding, "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."

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer pioneers expansive alt R&B music complete with pop-laced hooks and island-drenched soundscapes. Writing about the beauty and struggles found in life, Darius aims to connect with his listeners on a deep level, pouring 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. Relocating to Southern California in high school, Martin was 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. Influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, Martin began experimenting with different sounds and genres aiming to achieve a sound that is fresh as it is timeless. The songwriter attended the prestigious Los Angeles Film Institute where he graduated in 2020. His 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.

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 single “Options” details the whirlwind sensations of a wild romance. Shockingly seductive and sonically imaginative, the songwriter’s rich and textural vocals glide effortlessly over iridescent sonics and penetrating bass.

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.”

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