After the release of her second studio album, “Hand Me My Bow And Arrow” (2012), Townsville native Kate Martin relocated to Melbourne to commence writing a third full-length effort, expanding on an already impressive output. The move to an unfamiliar city meant moments of isolation but also creative solace, an opportunity to retreat into herself creatively and grow as both an artist and an individual.
The resulting collection of intensely personal songs penned during this period came to life in various studios Australia-wide under Martin’s own production direction in collaboration with a series of specialised producers including Michael Carpenter (Youth Group), Jon Hume (Matt Corby, E^ST), Eric J Dubowsky (Flume, Meg Mac) and Tim Shiel (Telling).
The album’s first single, “Kintsukuroi”, named for the Japanese art of “Golden Repair” was previewed in 2016 ahead of title track “Set My Life To Fire” in early 2017 accompanied by a stunning video created by acclaimed production house Oh Yeah Wow. A third offering “Autumn Leaves” was itself ushered in by a video shot on location in Seoul, South Korea which premiered on Clash Magazine in June.
On August 11th, the album “Set My Life To Fire” becomes available worldwide on all good music streaming platforms with a limited edition vinyl soon to follow.