You’ll Be Lying in My Grave – Martha Welzant

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Martha Welzant

 

 

 

SONG TITLE: You’ll Be Lying in My Grave

 

 

 

ALBUM TITLE: You’ll Be Lying in My Grave

 

 

 

RELEASE DATE: June, 2018

 

 

 

GENRE: Country-folk

 

 

 

 

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You’ll Be Lying in My Grave – Martha Welzant

 

 

 

Discuss your existence.

I have lived through some very trying times in today’s crazy world.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

Folk – I like the instrumentation and the tempo.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I have over 100 songs published, but this is the first under the name Martha Welzant.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

It is a true story about a man who buys a cemetery plot for a woman whom he has not asked to marry him.  There is a marriage which ends as he finds an old flame on the internet. She returns the deed to the cemetery plot to him and realizes that another woman will be lying in the grave that was bought for her.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

My parents, who are now deceased, read me poetry as a child, so writing seemed to come naturally.

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Tell us your future goals.

If a major label picked up one of my songs; that would be nice.

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Analyze the transformations you have discovered so far in the music industry.

Country music does not resemble what previously called country.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

Joan Baez – her voice and her stands on issues.

 

Mario Lanza – his voice.

 

Jim Croce – he did it all, wrote the lyrics, music, sang and played.

 

John Denver – same as Croce.

 

Petula Clark – loved the material.

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

When I feel something, I write and it does not take me that long.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I have done some collaborating and some duets – I have written for other artists, some who can sing but not write and who have marvelous thoughts.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the music with a genuine message that inspires them.

The lyrics must say something, not be trite – you don’t write just to write, you write because you feel and have something to say.

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Explain copyright.

Legal Protection.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

I do not always write the melody but sometimes I hear it in my head and sort of imagine the instruments.

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Go into detail on the recording of this song.

Went to Legitsound and the owner was of great assistance in the instrumentation.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Martha Welzant – that is my name.

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Debut EP “Times Are Tough” by HYV

 

 

 

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Debut EP “Times Are Tough” by HYV

 

 

LJ Tyson and Zachary Kerr are HYV. The Canadian duo formed HYV after many years of playing in various punk and indie rock groups together. HYV is blend of pop, rock, and dance music. Times Are Tough is the name of the debut EP by HYV. The EP is written about living in modern society and adapting to a new world. Mental health, LGBT rights, and dysfunctional relationships are a few themes explored on the EP.

 

 

 

The EP opens with the pop/punk inspired Hesitation. Bridging the gap between pop/punk and dance music, Hesitation centers on a theme of fear and uncertainty. LJ Tyson wrote Hesitation after having his jaw broken in a random attack walking home one night.

 

 

 

Dreamcatcher is the second track on the EP. The heavy synths and percussion on this track make it the perfect club song. Lyrically, the song is about dysfunctional relationships and the writers comfort in them. The lyric “Lions, Tigers, Bears,” is an ode to the Wizard Of Oz.

 

 

 

Sitting right in the middle of the EP is Voices in My Head. By far the “prettiest” track on the EP but with the heaviest and most personal meanings. Mental health is a very close and personal subject to the members in HYV. Voices in My Head is an apology and explanation to the family and friends of the writer.

 

 

 

The EP takes on a political theme in Taste with references to LGBT rights and acceptance. Taste is a driving pop dance song comparable to early Lady Gaga music, and like Lady Gaga, HYV believes everyone should be treated equal and fair.

 

 

 

Wrapping up the EP is Former Lovers. Originally a folk song written by LJ Tyson, Former Lovers tells the story of an individual who has no desire to settle down with a partner after being burned too many times. Former Lovers was the first song recorded for the EP and set the tone for the entire project.

 

 

 

With the release of Times Are Tough, HYV aims to connect with new audiences and fans across not only the web but in clubs, venues, and bars across the world.

 

 

 

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Ivar Sigurbergsson

Ivar Sigurbergsson

 

 

 

 

Ivar Sigurbergsson

Ivar Sigurbergsson

 

 

 

Ivar Sigurbergsson

 

 

Ivar, a musician and songwriter, has been a member of several bands but works independently today.

 

 

He was born in Iceland on a small volcanic island in the year when the Beatles released their first album. When he was ten years old, he and his family moved to escape the volcanic eruption.

 

 

At the same age, he learned his first guitar chords. That was the beginning of his musical career. Ivar and his friends founded their first band when he was about thirteen years old. They named the band “Make It” and often played at school dances. He and his friends would rehearse in the basement of his parents’ house. Many musicians rehearsed with them there. The best known of them was the Icelandic musician, Bjork.

 

 

As a teenager, Ivar studied both the classical guitar and the electric guitar. He later took some private classical piano lessons. For a while afterwards, he taught students to play the keyboard and guitar. Ivar went on to graduate from university with a B.Ed. degree.

 

As a schoolteacher, he has taught music education at public primary schools for several years.

 

 

Music is Ivar’s life and passion. He is a songwriter, a singer, and a guitar and keyboard player. The musical genre he plays could probably be classified as indie pop music. In addition, he enjoys listening to all kinds of music. Some of the musicians he appreciates include Bach, Paco de Lucia, Santana, U2, Bryan Ferry, Coldplay, and Adele. More than anything else, he enjoys producing music and playing for those who enjoy his music.

 

 

Ivar won The Akademia Music Award for Best Pop Song for ‘All The Colours’ in the April 2018 Akademia Music Awards!

 

 

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