NEW MUSIC: BILLIE MARTEN | HUMAN REPLACEMENT + VIDEO PREMIERE
British singer-songwriter Billie Marten has released a new song titled "Human Replacement." This will serve as the third and final preview of Marten's upcoming new album titled "Flora Fauna." The track, which Billie Marten and Rich Cooper wrote, also sees the debut of the accompanying music video directed by Joe Wheatley, who filmed it in London. Marten says of her third album, "I wasn’t really treating myself very well; it was a bit of a disruptive time. All these songs are about getting myself out of that hole - they’re quite strong affirmations."
Billie Marten said of the video, “This video is absolutely needed to match the message of the song, which was initially something I shied away from talking about. As creative discussions began between Joe Wheatley and me, it became incredibly important to convey the absurdity of simply not being able to go out anywhere at night as a woman, particularly without that hideous stone-cold fear of what might happen to you. Hence every woman in the video needing the comfort and protection of full army gear to carry out the simplest of everyday tasks (like going for a run or walking home from work), and every man is without it. My trusty safety tank gets me to the shop for a pint of milk. It's a deliberately absurd illustration of a disturbingly real problem that needed to be addressed.” Marten’s third album, "Flora Fauna," is out this Friday, May 21, via Fiction and will mark Marten's first album since 2019's Feeding Seahorses By Hand, and was recorded with Rich Cooper in London.