SHY Martin hands over her first single of 2019, “Out of My Hands”. It’s the 25-year-old, multi-award-winning, Swedish singer and songwriter’s first release since her debut EP, “Overthinking”, came out last December.
SHY Martin’s sultry vocals and heartfelt lyrics over the modern R&B beat give the song a late-night listening vibe. “Out of My Hands” starts with the simplicity of singing over a staccato piano. The pairing makes you pay attention to the words being sung. The guitar melody comes in for the chorus and when the drums and bass drop you’re whisked away into SHY Martin’s world. As the track builds, the emotive passion in SHY Martin’s voice pulls you in deeper. You can feel the tension in the music and conflict from the lyrics rising to a tipping point at the dramatic, gripping climax. The hanging echos before the last chorus is a false sense of peace before the powerful, driving finale, and the fading guitar riff at in the outro gives a feeling of unresolvedness as if it’s someone else’s turn to add more to the narrative of the song.
PAPER Magazine named SHY Martin as one of their ‘100 People Taking over 2019’ and with good reason. The independent artist’s songwriting catalogue has already had more than 2.5 billion Spotify streams thanks to her collaborations with artists like Kygo, Bebe Rexha, and The Chainsmokers. Having just wrapped up a European tour already this year, SHY Martin is bound to fully take over in the coming years. Take a listen to “Out of My Hands” here, and be sure to follow her for new music as it’s released.