Today, alternative rock songwriter Francisco Martin has unveiled his long awaited Manic EP, out everywhere today via 19 Recordings. His first true artistic statement, the 6-song EP is a bold collection of emotionally-raw alternative, pop-rock, written have his first-ever tour. Francisco’s dreamy falsetto, and robust belting are present throughout Manic, but the songs themselves represent a new era of liberated creativity. To celebrate the release, Martin has released a visualizer for its latest single “Narcissist”, which finds him reflecting on his own “manic” moments.
“‘Narcissist’ is based on a character that I’m all too familiar with,” Martin explains. “It shares thoughts and feelings I have during some of my “manic” moments. When you’re in a manic episode, you feel like the world is all about you. We crave the idea of being ‘liked by everyone. It’s great that our generation is living in the age of the Internet, but it distorts our reality of who we are and how people perceive us. It’s a song about today’s social climate and how it affects normal everyday people. Me singing about being a narcissist isn’t literal, it’s a metaphorical symbol of our generation and how we can turn to narcissistic tendencies when we’re not taken care of and don’t feel like we get the love we deserve, because at the end of the day, ‘who doesn’t want to be loved?'”
Martin is currently touring the country in support of The Score and Dreamers and performing material off of the Manic EP.