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Featuring sweetly finger-picked melodies and a wistful vibe (not to mention a trombone solo) Martha Hill’s new single, May We Never Lose Our Dreaming, is a gorgeous slice of alt. folk, which also features cellist Ceitidh Mac. Martha explains the meaning behind the track: “This song tells of attempts to overcome feelings of inadequacy and self-fulfilling failure whilst celebrating the importance of dreaming.”

It’s an enticing release from the treasured North East artist, who has also announced her debut album, Football Heid, will be released in October. In celebration of both releases, Martha tackles seven randomly AI-generated questions…

What would you choose as your personal motto or life philosophy?
Hakuna Matatah. It means no worries (for the rest of your days). 

What is one book that has profoundly changed your perspective on life?
Knulp by Hermann Hesse. I have a copy from my Dad and it’s survived many a move. I think it’s about freedom versus connection.

If you could solve one mystery from the past, which one would it be and what would you hope to find out?
What happened to the Sphynx’s nose!?!?!? A corker of a mystery I’m sure you’ll agree.

If you could have any fictional character as your friend, who would you choose and why?
One of the flying ones… maybe Superman? But he doesn’t have much craic… But hopefully he’d take me flying! 

In a world where everyone has a superpower, what unique power would you want and why?
Flying! I just think it would be lovely.

If you had an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Health! Until the end of course, don’t want to outlive everyone, that would be gross. But it would be a relief to know I’m not about to get gangrene or something.

What’s an invention that doesn’t exist yet but could change the world?
Flying cars – come on! That’s three questions I’ve answered with flying… what would Freud say eh?

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