Soulful, sweet, and summery.
Los Angeles-based musical creative, Francisco Martin, is a Filipino-American pop singer, songwriter, and producer who loves to show his authentic side. The singer is also a talented self-taught musician who plays the drums, guitar, piano, and several other instruments. Martin first gained mainstream recognition in 2020 after performing on the 18th season of American Idol, where he finished in the Top 5. Following his exit from the singing competition, the songwriter has released various singles and done a coast-to-coast tour. His “soulful pop” sound has earned him comparison to artists like James Bay, John Mayer, Maggie Rogers, and Ed Sheeran. Some of his previous releases include “freak show,” “Passenger Princess,” and “Narcissist.” These songs, and more, are available on Spotify, YouTube, and his own website. Francisco Martin’s latest release is the pop single, “Lily. The song also has an accompanying official music video.
We welcome “Lily” for the romantic hit that it’s meant to be. A generational song that discusses love opens the door to being controversial. However, this is a piece that just wants the romance without worrying about the world around it. Martin is just trying to get her back. Lyrics like “We’re too young to work this hard, Drawing battle lines between the scars, Really I don’t wat us to be over” and “Lily, I’m barely hanging on, Was it too much to ask for love” examines a struggling relationship and the artist’s desire to make things right. There’s hope, right? Martin still has a chance, or at least, I want him to! And so will you at the end. So, press play on Francisco Martin and let the words of “Lily” tug at your heartstrings.
Chicago based writer and creative. Fan of 80’s horror, fancy coffee drinks, and late night drives.