Check out Martina's stripped down version of her hit "Phoenix" from her new studio session album Some Place Simple. Recorded over one week at Damon Albarn's Studio 13 with musical cohort Fergus Gerrand, Some Place Simple is a jewel, a streamlined, spacious record that throws the spotlight exactly where it should be: on Martina's lovely melodies and fine songwriting, and the voice wrapped round them -- warm, limber and totally unmistakable.
"The idea for this record came from Damon Albarn after he saw the live show supporting Massive Attack last September in Brixton. Other friends had encouraged me to make a record in this constellation but he was the first to recognize the validity of including songs that had already been released in a previous incarnation. And that's what makes this unique. A fresh perspective."
Pick up this incredible album here.