In the bustling landscape of contemporary folk music, Bristol-based troubadour Martin Callingham emerges as a beacon of introspection and melody. At the forefront of this musical odyssey is the enchanting single “Treehouse,” set to be unveiled alongside a mesmerizing animated music video on March 22nd. With its warm acoustic textures and evocative storytelling, “Treehouse” beckons listeners into a world of nostalgia and wonder. Martin’s guitar and vocals form the soulful core of the track, gradually enveloping the listener in a cocoon of gentle melodies and introspective musings. Accompanied by Martyna Sikonczyk’s enchanting animation, the music video adds an extra layer of charm, transporting viewers back to the carefree days of childhood.

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Beyond the single, “Patterns” promises a captivating journey through ten tracks that showcase Martin Callingham’s unparalleled talent as a songwriter and storyteller. From the harmonic layers of “Ninetree Hill” to the intricate guitar work of the titular track, each song invites listeners to delve deeper into the intricacies of the human condition. Throughout the album, Martin’s evocative lyrics and soul-stirring melodies paint vivid portraits of life’s joys and sorrows, offering solace and reflection in equal measure. One of the album’s most compelling aspects is the accompanying artwork by Lyndsie Barnard, which beautifully complements the music’s intimate themes and expansive soundscapes. With each illustration capturing the essence of Callingham’s sonic landscapes, the artwork serves as a visual counterpart to the album’s emotional depth.

Recorded and mixed by Jim Barr of Portishead and Get The Blessing fame, “Patterns” is a testament to Martin Callingham’s unwavering dedication to his craft. As the album unfolds, listeners are invited to embark on a transformative journey—one that resonates with the timeless rhythms of the human heart. Through “Patterns,” Martin Callingham reaffirms his position as a master storyteller, weaving a tapestry of sound that is both captivating and deeply resonant.

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