Company

by Ross John Martin

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A beautifully stripped back EP full of passion, vibe and energy. Recorded in just a day, RJM turned up at Soup Studio in London with a cellist, a pianist and 4 songs about love, loss & mental health. Played together in a room live with only 1 backing vocal overdub, this EP captures the soul and energy of 3 great musicians bouncing ideas of each other as they record. This is old school recording where happy accidents and mic bleed only adds to the 3D sound and atmosphere. Vintage microphones and tape machines were used to achieve a timeless sound that will never go out of fashion.

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released July 27, 2018

Music & Lyrics - Ross John Martin
Vocals & Guitar - Ross John Martin
Cello - Matt Constantine
Piano - Bryan Edery

Recorded at Soup Studio
Mixed by Dan Blackett at Soup Studio
Mastered by Richard Willan at LOUD Mastering
Photos & Logo - Hazy Jane

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Ross John Martin Cambridge, UK

Ross John Martin plays beautiful acoustic music.
As a teenager he battled with an illness called M.E which left him temporary in a wheelchair. Whilst growing up with the illness he found refuge in a love for the guitar discovering folk talents such as Nick Drake and John Martyn which helped him battle his illness. Overcoming odds and an awakening of the soul are a theme in his songs. ... more

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Track Name: Company
If you carry the weight of the world
Or wear your heart on a sleeve
You might need some guidance
Take some company

If your soul's like a stormy sea
Or a forest in the breeze
You might need some guidance
Take some company

Oh sunlight shines
But your soul gets left behind
In the shadows

If you carry the weight of the world
Or wear your heart on a sleeve
You might need some guidance
Take some company
Track Name: Hard To Write
Hard times they come and go
It's up to you to carry the load
And although the road is long
You'll be strong

I know your heart's been torn
But you'll find peace amidst the storm
And although the road is long
You'll be strong

Hard to write
I've got a friend in need
Hard to say
I know the world seems cold
But you shouldn't hide away

The way ahead it feels unknown
Some walks you have to take alone
And although the road is long
You'll be strong

Hard to write
I've got a friend in need
Hard to say
I know the world seems cold
But you shouldn't just hide away

Life at times can take it's toll
You build a fortress around your soul
And although the road is long
You'll be strong

I know your heart's been torn
But you'll find peace amidst the storm
And although the road is long
You'll be strong

Hard to write
I've got a friend in need
Hard to say
I know the world seems cold
But you shouldn't just hide away
Track Name: Learning To Live Without You
Learning to live without you
I know I've got to try
Learning to live without you
My tears won't dry

Learning to live without your love
I'm trying to be strong
Learning to live without you
It feels so wrong

All the memories
I keep them quietly
Hold them close to me
One more time

Learning to live without you
I know I've got to try
Learning to live without you
My tears won't dry

Learning to live without your heart
Beating close to mine
Learning to live without you
It just takes time

All the memories
I keep them quietly
Hold them close to me
Locked inside my aching heart

Learning to live without you

Blue is me
Just know that I love you
I'll always hold you near

Learning to live without you
I know I've got to try
Learning to live without you
My tears won't dry

Learning to live without your heart
Beating close to mine
Learning to live without you
It just takes time

All the memories
I keep them quietly
Hold them close to me
Locked inside my aching heart
Track Name: Paper
In your eyes I've realised
It's only just begun
We've come so far
And made it through darkest skies

Last summertime
We were one
And now it just feels right

It's only paper
But it means so much to me
And that's real

Without a doubt we've had some hills
To climb so steep
We've seen so much
It sometimes made us weak

But we'll make
We'll make it through
And I depend on you

It's only paper
But it means so much to me
And that's real
It's only paper
But it means so much to me
And that's real

I have heard it said
That everyone will find
A place to rest their hair

In your eyes I've realised
It's only just begun
We've realigned
And made it through darkest skies

Last summertime
We were one
And now it just feels right

It's only paper
But it means so much to me
And that's real
It's only paper
But it means so much to me
And that's real