L Martin is an up and coming West London based lyricist that has been in the UK rap scene for a good few years now, having collaborated with various artists on some of the UK’s biggest urban online channels (SBTV, GRM Daily, Link Up TV). He first started writing and recording music at age 13 and decided to pursue it as a career aged 19 after one of his videos reached popular music television channels. He went on to form TOORARETODIE, an emerging melting pot of talented artists that share his passion for music. His last official solo release ‘Pigs Education’ was released in 2016 and was very well received with over 25,000 plays on Soundcloud. In addition, his last release ‘Eminem’, featuring fellow TRTD member MAINE, was played on BBC Radio 1 by the legend Annie Nightingale. L has now just released his debut LP titled Growing Pains which has been well received so far by fans of lyricism, and heartfelt Hip-Hop music. The video for the first offical single ‘More Love’ is now available to watch on Youtube, and the single can be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music and most other major platofrms.
Produced by the very talented Machine Man Tim, ‘More Love’ gives us a combination of classic boom bap alongside strategically eery keys and additional vocals from soulful singer Purp.
Lyrically the chorus was originally written to give a voice to anyone who may feel forgotten, ignored or oppressed. It is far from a political song, however L uses the concept of the hook to put his own twist on it through his verses, by detailing his own struggles with society and personal demons.