A pop-rock single that brings out the worst in you.
San Francisco-born pop singer-songwriter and producer, Francisco Martin, always yearned for music. As a result, he’s made an effort to include it in every aspect of his life. As he grew musically, he began his career by joining American Idol season 18 in 2020, where he placed in the Top 5. Then, he released his debut single, “Alaska,” in the same year. Martin’s released a few more singles since, including “Swollen,” and “Wild Girl.” He also released his first EP, Beautiful Ramblings of a Restless Mind in 2021. Throughout his career, Martin’s music shapes his sound as a raw, pop rock with peeled layers of tender, acoustic guitars that express the emotions of a soulful, humble man. All of his work is available on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. Recently, Francisco Martin dropped his latest single, “Narcissist,” from his new album Manic. The song also has an accompanying music video.
“Narcissist” is based on a character created by Martin, who shares his experiences of “manic” moments. The song explores selfishness: he’s obsessed with being desired beyond his music and wants everyone to love him. Yet, he doesn’t deserve the praise, since he mistreats everyone in his life and feels no remorse about it. His lyrics stir up deep reminders of our generation that seeks love but remains cold with narcissistic tendencies. This endless cycle leaves us alone when all we yearn for is love. Besides the lyrics, the sound gushes with uptempo pop-rock and grungy force, a throwback to Ed Sheehan, 5 Seconds of Summer, and P!ATD. Though it leans towards rock, there’s a surprising moment of soft, soulful bliss. So, hit play on Francisco Martin if you’re a “Narcissist” too.
Mya Whyte is a multimedia journalist. She is an entertainment writer and hopes she goes into entertainment news in the future.