Song of the Day: Used To – Martin Novales

Hailing from Wisconsin, R&B singer MARTIN NOVALES has captivated listeners all over the world with his passionate vocals and candid lyrics. Growing up in a musically inclined family, Martin was introduced to music by his mother, who taught piano out of their home. Sadly, Martin’s mother passed away when he was just a child, but her love for music had a profound impact on him, inspiring him to pursue his own passion for music.

Martin’s cover of Alicia Keys’ ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ accumulated over two million Spotify streams and went viral on Instagram, with over 200,000 reels using his rendition. He’s set to release his debut album this year, which promises to showcase his heartfelt sound that often explores themes of love, loss and self-discovery, as heard on his latest released single, ‘Used To’.

‘Used To’ highlights Martin’s silky-smooth vocals, which glide over the laid-back, midtempo R&B groove effortlessly. Packed with sticky melodies and a memorable hook that will be ingrained in everyone’s head after one listen, the track is a throwback to the early 2000s and will surely see Martin continue his impressive run and break new ground.

Speaking further on the new single, Martin says, “‘Used To’ was inspired by and written immediately after unfollowing an ex on social media. After the process of the breakup, that felt like the final nail in the coffin of our relationship being over and that a chapter was ending and a new one was beginning. This song is about those emotions of acceptance, melancholy and reflection.”

Have a listen to ‘Used To’ below..


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