Vancouver artist Marto has shared a fresh new single and video titled “Innocent.” The song engagingly blends influences from a variety of genres including electronic, indie pop, and more, and the accompanying visual provides a cohesive accompaniment that immerses the viewer in the song’s vivid aesthetics. Continuing Marto’s streak of infectious, versatile offerings, “Innocent” provides an apt soundtrack for the digital age.
“Innocent” contains addictive, colorful production built around summery guitars, grooving bass, and rapid percussion that draws influence from both electronic and indie. Vocally, Marto provides a highlight as he weaves together sharply-crafted, focused melodies with ease. The accompanying video is stellar as well, utilizing fast-paced shots full of color and expression to capture the song’s energizing feel.
On the creation of the release, Marto says, “initially hearing the beat I instantly thought of nature, hence the cover art and thematic photos surrounding the release. As i first tried writing to it i kept scrapping hook after hook until i eventually decided to just punch in and let everything flow. That’s why, as smooth as it sounds, the songs lyrics are so raw and emotional.” He continues by saying that the song was “inspired by my relationship with a girl I know who I dated a couple years ago. A lot of complicated things happened between us during and since then. Lots of blaming and going over what happened between us a million times over. The song is really me just venting about that relationship because even to this day it feels undefined.”
The latest from Marto, “Innocent” makes for an engaging, vibrant offering and has us excited for what may be coming next from him.