Francisco Martin Reflects On His Dark Side With “hate you to love myself”

On his revealing new single “hate you to love myself”, the LA-based singer-songwriter and producer Francisco Martin is found coming to terms with some destructive past behavior. It’s the latest single from his new EP Manic, out August 26th via 19 Recordings. “I was a terrible person to be around during 2021,” Martin admits. “I was constantly on the brink of anger and anxiety and fell a little too off the deep end. In turn, I treated the people I love and care most about badly. This is the ‘oldest’ song on the EP, and it went through a ton of different production changes before I finally got to the finished version. My friend Jon Hume helped me produce it, and even though the subject matter can be heavy at times, I hope you can still enjoy the song in its entirety.”

Francisco’s dreamy falsetto, and robust belting are present throughout Manic, but the songs themselves represent a new era of liberated creativity. The release bursts with dynamic musicality – stately balladry, cathartic, grungy aggression, catchy EDM, and moments of soulful serenity. Throughout the EP, Francisco bravely shares personal reflections on mental health, relationships, angst, and human disconnection in the age of connection. “This EP is close to my heart. I know it’s a risky move, but this is my truth. As long as I am an artist, I will continue to push the limits,” he says.

“I am not afraid to share what is in my heart with brash honesty,” Francisco adds. “I want to push boundaries. People see one version of me, and I want them to see all of me. I am ready to come out of my shell as an artist and show who I really am as a person.”