‘Undone’ sees MarthaGunn push the boundaries of their sound like never before. With infectious indietronica driven by bass, grooves and vibrant samples and synths, ‘Undone’ paints a colorful and experimental sonic palette where their creativity knows no bounds.
About the track frontwoman Abi Woodman says ““This song is about losing yourself in a relationship and having to start over when you break up. It can feel like you’ve hit rock bottom. It’s about one person giving more than the other and feeling unsatisfied.
For me, this song opened a door in my writing. After our first EP, we were having an identity crisis. We didn’t want to be another rock band. We love rock music but there is so much more inside us that we want to explore.
We also opened the door to a different world of production. We ended up repeating this process with many of the songs on the album. Our guitarist Humphrey would take our band arrangement and bring back a reimagined idea of what MarthaGunn is or could be. It was liberating for us to remove our comfort zone and challenge the purpose of everything.
I hope if you listen to this song you realise that you have the choice to walk away from something that doesn’t serve your highest self. We need to love people for who they are, not what we think they might be, otherwise we will always be disappointed.”
‘Undone’ follows previous tracks ‘Holding The Fire’, ‘Giving In’ and ‘Honest’, all taken from MarthaGunn’s forthcoming debut album ‘Something Good Will Happen’. It’s a record filled with raw and unfiltered, soul-baring love songs that capture the depth and breadth of the unbridled emotion, powered by conscientious songwriting and pristine pop melodies that have quickly caught the attention of tastemakers CLASH, Independent, Dork, 1883, The Line of Best Fit, BBC Radio 1 and John Kennedy (Radio X).
“This album is us navigating the relationships of our twenties so far – the failures and successes.” Abi explains. “Constantly trying to find out who you are as a person, and constantly growing. You don’t always grow the same as the people you are with. Sometimes you are on the same path as someone, then suddenly you’re not.”
“The overarching theme through this is losing oneself and rebuilding oneself and through doing that, you learn a lot about yourself. You’re always going to face challenges in life that are going to tell you that you’re not good enough and let you question yourself, and it’s a constant daily reminder to look after your inner voice, and to treat yourself well by having boundaries.”
If there’s one goal MarthaGunn want to achieve with their music, it’s connection. Whether it’s Abi hosting her own monthly songwriting spotlight show on Soho Radio, which originally originated on Instagram Live with previous guests including Black Honey, Another Sky, Katy J Pearson, Willie J Healey, Flyte and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, or setting up a virtual tour in light of having shows cancelled and playing a special live set including a locally sourced cover – her and her band want to remind people that they’re not alone and that, at end of the day, we’re all human and we all have that in common.
“I want to connect with people. The beautiful thing about songs is that you don’t have to know someone, but you can connect with them through the same song without saying anything. I want this album to be able to help people in some way, and give people courage to leave a situation they know isn’t right for them, or for the other person. To go after the person they love and to know no matter how bad things may seem, it’s just a chapter. Things always get better.”
MarthaGunn 2021 Tour Dates
30th September – The Bullingdon, Oxford
1st October – YES (The Basement), Manchester
3rd October – The Joiners, Southampton
4th October – Patterns, Brighton
5th October – Moth Club, London
7th October – Louisiana, Bristol
10th October – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
11th October – Head of Steam, Newcastle
13th October – Waterfront Studio, Norwich