Review of songwriter Marti West’s love-bound LP

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Many romances have begun through Talking To Strangers. Jim Morrison knew this, and so does Marti West, a London-based songwriter who has just released an album by that name. And like the anxiety-provoking act of approaching someone you don’t know, the 9-track LP outlines the artist’s internal struggle to find love, happiness, and peace of mind.

Stream / Download: Marti West – Talking To Strangers

The lead single, ‘Out Of My Head’, is a steadily-strummed record wherein Marti reflects on his seemingly insane behaviour, noting the irrationality that love tends to evoke. Lost in the dewy mist of his gentle voice, we see the world through rose-coloured glasses, unable to notice the thorns that lay before us.

Read our feature on Marti West‘s single ‘Somebody New’ here

A sorrowful ballad, the title track encapsulates the pain of reminiscing over better days. In it, the songwriter evokes a wanderlust for the world of memory, a place that stings sweetly but that, like a bag of sweets, is difficult to pull oneself away from despite knowing we are in for a belly full of regret.

Listen to Marti West’s album Talking To Strangers below:

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