After his first ever tour and a clutch of well-received singles, LA based pop singer, songwriter and producer Francisco Martin has released his brand new exhilarating anthem 'Nobody Listens To Me!'.
The first single to come from his 6-track EP 'Manic' - a bold collection of emotionally-raw pop-rock, 'Nobody Listens To Me!' brims with dreamy electro-pop ambience, angry and angular guitars, pounding beats, and get-it-off-your-chest song writing. Before the recording session for the song, Francisco was feeling down about his music, and even considered cancelling. His co-producer, Nick, rallied him into being creative, and the pair channelled his emotions into song.
“It’s easy to feel like what you do doesn’t matter and people don’t take you seriously, but making this song helped me get out of a bad headspace. I hope when people hear it, it does the same for them."
Francisco’s dreamy falsetto, and robust belting are present throughout ‘Manic,’ but the songs themselves represent a new era of liberated creativity. The release bursts with dynamic musicality - stately balladry, cathartic, grungy aggression, catchy EDM, and moments of soulful serenity. Throughout the EP, Francisco bravely shares personal reflections on mental health, relationships, angst, and human disconnection in the age of connection.
Francisco first shot to fame with American Idol Season 18 in 2020 where he placed Top 5. From there, he quickly released a few singles before embarking on a fall coast-to-coast tour. His heart-on-sleeve soulful pop has garnered favourable comparisons to songwriter artists such as James Bay, John Mayer, Maggie Rogers, and Ed Sheeran.
He quickly realized he had an all-consuming yearning to be his authentic self in his music. To that end, he worked feverishly in his apartment at all hours of the night while facing complaints from the neighbours, with 'Manic' being the result. It’s been a transformative journey of reclamation for Francisco as he unapologetically shares his true artistic self with the milestone release.