Martyna Wren is an acclaimed British singer songwriter, having toured both nationally and internationally, including support slots for Paul Carrack, Jools Holland and specially requested appearances for Sir Michael Parkinson and Sir Tim Rice. Now on 3rd May this accomplished artist releases the single ‘Bigger Things’ off her forthcoming EP ‘The Collector’.
Martyna is no stranger to working with campaigns to help survivors of life slings and arrows and indeed her recordings are empathic as well as healing in their message – she has previously recorded a cover of ‘Sound of Silence’ for the award-winning National Avon Campaign against Domestic Violence. She has also written and recorded vocals for national and international producers including Downton Abbey’s John Lunn.
Possessing a ‘supremely rare kind of voice’ (BBC Radio 2) Martyna’s smooth and soothing vocals are instantly recognisable and unique but Martyna freely acknowledges she is influenced by the greats: Carole King, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt as well as inspirational and talented peers such as Sarah McLachlan and Alison Krauss.
Having already received high praise from prominent country singer Angaleena Presley, and two-time Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman calling one of her songs ‘A future song of the year contender’, Martyna’s latest work is her strongest and most personal to date.
The forthcoming EP ‘The Collector’ sees her champion a message of self-belief and spiritual faith at a time when many people feel disconnected and in search of something bigger. It encourages the listener to look beyond the surface to discover what makes each of us perfectly unique. The single ’Bigger Things’ epitomises that message, as Martyna says:
I wrote ‘Bigger Things’ as a pause button for anyone who might be about to give up on something. It can be so easy to give in to the negative voice in our head and to throw in the towel when we can’t see the bigger plan and how far we have already come. Bigger Things is about letting the dust settle, taking a breath and trusting that we’re on the right path even when it feels like we’re failing. I hope this song makes its way to anyone that needs a moment to rediscover their self-belief and helps them find the strength to battle their own inner wolves.
Inspirational and spiritually uplifting, Martyna’s music seeks to heal as well as to entertain. Something that we all need in the challenging times in which we live.