Los Angeles-based R&B meets pop artist Darius Martin releases a new hit single titled “Like We Used To Before”. Characterized by his expansive atmospherics and undeniably infectious hooks, Martin forges his own unique sound.
“Like We Used To Before” celebrates the timelessness of being in love as Martin reminisces on the beauty of a present moment shared with his sweetheart. Filled with dreamlike notes of guitar and percussion, “Like We Used To Before” draws you in with unbridled emotion. Darius Martin confronts his past and makes peace with himself in this powerful ode to the serendipitous nature of love.
Martin admits, “This song represents all the wonderful times and memories you’ve had with someone; knowing that even though the road we chose brought us here, those very same roads will always lead us home.”
Darius Martin grew up in the American Southwest with childhood roots in El Paso, Texas and Alamogordo, New Mexico. Martin has received acclaim from Earmilk, Lyrical Lemonade, Allhiphop, ThisisRNB and more.
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and producer Darius Martin pioneers expansive alt R&B music complete with pop-laced hooks and island-drenched soundscapes. Writing about the beauty and struggles found in life, Martin aims to connect with his listeners on a deep level, pouring his own emotions and autobiographical experiences into every release.
Born in El Paso, Texas, Darius Martin spent his childhood in Alamogordo, New Mexico where he took influence from the vastness of the desert. Relocating to Southern California in high school, Martin was an active and serious athlete in his teenage years. Fate though, had a different plan, and when a serious illness sidelined Martin, he began channeling his time into discovering his new passion for music. Influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, Martin began experimenting with different sounds and genres aiming to achieve a sound that is fresh as it is timeless. The songwriter attended the prestigious Los Angeles Film Institute where he graduated in 2020. His college experience further reinforced his passion and ambition to pursue a career in music. Equipped with the skills developed during his time at the Los Angeles Film Institute, he began recording music professionally.
In 2023, Darius Martin continues to expand his sonic palette and artistry with inventive new releases, captivating a rapidly growing fanbase of avid listeners with his dynamic fusion of genres and masterful lyrical storytelling. Martin’s single “Options” details the whirlwind sensations of a wild romance. Shockingly seductive and sonically imaginative, the songwriter’s rich and textural vocals glide effortlessly over iridescent sonics and penetrating bass. “Some
Time” features island waves of echoes and twisted harmonies, with lyrics that muse on longing for someone from a distance. “Bottles” is a confluence of ruminative echoes, suave notes of percussion, and a captivating vocal that paints a glamorous landscape inspired by Los Angeles, while “Secrets” is an intoxicating fusion of island vibes and sultry R&B, creating a track that’s as tropical as it is tantalizing. His single “Sparks Don’t Fly” sheds light on those going through abusive relationships in hopes of showing listeners that they aren’t alone. Martin partnered with the acclaimed nonprofit organization Doorways on his single “Sparks Don’t Fly” to generate funds for survivors of domestic violence. Additionally, his single “TATTOO” features ethereal melodies and breathtaking vocals that reminisce on the lasting marks that each relationship leaves on our soul. His upcoming release “Like We Used To Before” captures the magic of being in love as Martin muses on the importance of the present.
Crafting music that deeply resonates with his listeners, Darius Martin takes inspiration from real-life experiences and contrasting perspectives to highlight “the good, bad, and in between. I want real-life emotions and feelings to be poured out into my music.”