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NEW MUSIC: MONICA MARTIN | GO EASY, KID (FEATURING JAMES BLAKE)

Monica Martin has teamed up with James Blake to rend the latter’s track "Go Easy, Kid." Initially released by the LA-based, Wisconsin-raised Martin back in September, "Go Easy, Kid" has been described by Blake as “my favourite song to come out in years.” The gorgeous and, at times, the heartbreaking song takes a look at Monica's rebellious spirit and self-sabotaging qualities but also how freeing it is to think about our insignificance in the scope of the world, with lyrics like "I commit myself to sabotage," "Pledge allegiance to some sanity" and the song's refrain, "Cause, after all, no one's in control. Go Easy, Kid; it's only rock & Roll." Last year, Monica was also featured on "Show Me" from James's latest album, "Friends That Break Your Heart," and performed with him at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and additional cities. Monica Martin is presently at work putting melodies to her "explorations in romantic f*ckery," with lowkey pop songs, blue note whispers, some golden-era Hollywood dramatics, and psychedelic flicker courtesy of a theremin. Look for much more from her in the coming months. Blake, meanwhile, recently teamed up with Labrinth for the track "Pick Me Up," which features on the soundtrack to the second season of the HBO show "Euphoria." In addition, Blake will tour in the UK and Europe in support of "Friends That Break Your Heart" in April and May.