Martin Luke Brown: 65 Roses – review

Beautifully heartbreaking raw emotion. Martin Luke Brown has bared his soul and left us stunned.

’65 Roses’ is arguably one of the most movingĀ tracks we have reviewed in 2017, bringing us to the verge of tears.

Leicester-based Martin Luke Brown is a breathtaking experience, through a combination of outstanding vocals and musical talent.

’65 Roses’ came to us as a B-side in one of Flying Vinyl’s recent collections, and is a gut-wrenching tribute to his girlfriend Emma, who died from Cystic Fibrosis.

It is deeply personal, which makes it a painful, but compelling listen.

Talking about the song Brown said: “My favourite songs have always been the most raw and honest ones.

“I know at times I have been scared of being too much of either fro fear of becoming vulnerable or lame or something. I dunno.

“Anyway, this is a sad song, but sad songs aren’t so sad when others find comfort in them.

“This is ’65 Roses’. For Emma.”

The video for the song sees Brown work with many charities and campaigns, including the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, in order to raise awareness.

We look forward to hearing more of his work in the future.