hate you to love myself

Francisco Martin

An alternative rock-pop track that explores inner struggles with self-love.

Los Angeles-based musical creative, Francisco Martin, is a San Francisco-born pop singer, songwriter, and producer who reflects his most authentic self. The artist first gained notoriety in 2020 when he appeared on Season 18 of American Idol; there, he made the Top 5 before exiting the competition. After his time on the show came to an end, Martin went on to release a couple of singles. Later, he went on a coast-to-coast tour. Clearly, he’s widely skilled. His discography is available on Spotify, YouTube, and his own website. Francisco Martin’s latest drop is the alternative pop single, “hate you to love myself.” The song also has an accompanying official video.

This is a backdrop of charged-up rock with pop beats. “hate you to love myself” sounds like the song a main character jams out to in an early 2000s movie. Overall, it’s infectious and intimate. Lyrics like “I’m to blame for the way that you look both ways when someone brings me up. Cause I know I ruined what we started” and “I was learning not to hate myself and I’m sorry for the way I broke you down” explore the artist’s past behavior. At the same time, it helps him apologize for his destructive actions. This is a deep dive into mental health issues and how they can affect relationships. Martin’s newest creation gives us plenty to love about learning ourselves in a partnership. So, press play on Francisco Martin’s “hate you to love myself” to learn exactly what that might feel like.