Soul food

SHY Martin “Out of My Hands”

 

For anyone out there that likes jamming out to Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez as much as I do, this is a song to add to your playlist immediately. SHY Martin has created a song anyone who has been in love before can relate to. Starting off with a simple tone and easy to listen to vocals, it’s easy to get hooked by the mellow rhythm. When the actual beat comes in, however, we get a bass line that will get anyone dancing. This is the type of song you would hear coming on at a night club or that you would turn up on a late night drive when you just need to get lost in the music. When the bridge comes in, the lyrics start to get a bit more passionate. It’s easy to get caught up in the emotions, as they’re something that many of us have experienced. The song fades out with the same steady beat that hooked listeners at the beginning, leaving you with the intense feeling you get when you think of that one person that drives you crazy.

SHY Martin first established herself as a songwriter, a path that launched in a dynamic fashion via her co-write and featured vocal on Mike Perry’s “The Ocean (ft. SHY Martin).” Recording the vocals in one-take in her home wardrobe (after a tonsil operation!), SHY wrote the track with longtime Swedish songwriting partner, SHY Nodi, whom she has written several other songs with. The track won Spotify Sweden’s ‘Most Streamed Song of the Year’ with a groundbreaking 550 million+ streams.

SHY’s songwriting catalog has gone on to generate 2.5 billion Spotify streams including credits on “First Time” by Kygo ft. Ellie Goulding, “(Not) The One” by Bebe Rexha, “All We Know” by The Chainsmokers, “I Wanna Know” by NOTD (ft. Bea Miller), as well as songs for Jess Glynne, Astrid S, and ALMA, among others.

Raised in the small town of Lerdala, Sweden, SHY Martin first began writing songs and poetry in her youth as a means of self-expression. “I was never good at talking about my feelings so I wrote them down instead,” SHY describes. “When I felt sad, me and my mum wrote letters to each other about it. So expressing myself through songs came pretty naturally for me.” After winning a music contest at her school at age 17, SHY signed with EMI for a period, though ultimately decided to go independent.

In addition to her artistry, SHY is a champion for philanthropic causes, notably joining Spotify CEO/Founder Daniel Ek and songwriter/producer Max Martin’s coveted ‘Equalizer Project,’ a group aiming to combat gender inequality in the music industry. SHY also participated in Bebe Rexha’s 2018 ‘Women In Harmony’ Dinner in Los Angeles, a gathering to empower female artists in music including Charli XCX, Kim Petras, and Avril Lavigne. She also performed alongside Matoma at the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Concert. View here.

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