The song was triggered by the rising Fentanyl drug crisis killing thousands of Canadians, with Christina’s lyrics set to music by her and guitarist/producer Dale Murray. With lyrics like “while I’m watching the babies” and “got to go out and get some, baby”, Martin captures the desperation of “chasing the dream” and the horror of living it. Murray’s stately production brings that stark reality home with a bite.
Martin: “The song is a modest attempt to bring light to the heavy topic of addiction, and reflects my own personal sense of loss, longing and a deep void, and the ache I feel from losing my brother and friends to addiction and mental illness.”
Canadian Singer-Songwriter Christina Martin began writing and recording her own music while slogging it out on the Austin, Texas bar scene in the early 2000’s, before returning home to Canada in 2003. Since 2008 she has been relentlessly recording and touring in Canada and overseas, building connections the old-fashioned way, at venues big and small, singing songs about loss and love, anxiety and perseverance. Along the way, she has earned multiple East Coast Music and Music Nova Scotia Awards. Her songs have been featured in films, on television, and she’s performed at music festivals around the world (Rolling Stone Weekender Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, International Folk Alliance, Reeperbahn Festival, Canada Music Week).
Christina lives in rural Nova Scotia with her husband and musical partner Dale Murray. They share a life that’s simple, honest and adorned with the joy of music. “Lungs Are Burning” is another powerful step in their remarkable musical journey.
Recommend you to sneak peak and listen to Christina Martin‘s heartfelt and strong fervent anthem for those who are lost and longing below – Lungs Are Burning will be released June 5th 2017.
Lungs Are Burning Tour – UK Tour Dates
June 24 The Studio-Fat Pigeon Live // Cheshire
June 25 TBD // York
June 26 Kitchen Garden Café // Birmingham
June 29 The Dog And Partridge // Marchington
June 30 Sonder Festival // Manchester
July 1 The Bank // Eye, Suffolk
July 6 The Latest Music Bar // Brighton *
July 7 The Sound Lounge // London *
July 8 The Little Rabbit Barn // Essex *
*= With band
Photo By Scott Munn