‘Know your limits boy. Once more too high’
Two months ago I was lounging around my room half watching television; half scrawling on a notepad. Then I heard a song, and I completely froze. Eyes glued to the set, ears absorbing every sound; I was captivated by the voice. My initial thoughts were that I was listening to Thom Yorke. I needed to know who this was - I was besotted. That voice belonged to Martin Grech.
‘Open Heart Zoo’, the song that sound tracked this summer’s Lexus advert, is the stunning title track from Grech’s debut epic. Haunting strings hover below Grech’s dramatic vocals, lifting him up into a unique realm of beauty and darkness. A twisted form of opera-rock is born as his voice spirals into a falsetto rarely heard before.
We are not often blessed with such talent, I advise you all pay attention to **Martin Grech now.
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