‘Maryam’ is the debut track from Swiss duo Martinez.
Valeria is a self-taught singer songwriter and Yvan is an engineer and producer based in Switzerland.
The track is a brilliant slice of thoughtful indie pop – you’ll find yourself singing along by the end but scratch beneath the surface and there is more than meets the eye.
The pair say the track is about “the difficulties of being yourself in a society that is constantly trying to make you something else,” a theme that is becoming more prevalent in the indie community.
They go on to say “when we wrote the lyrics we were thinking of a transvestite. Someone who decide to be something else than what society expect him or her to be. This very sensitive and emotional character has to be confronted to the opinion of others and the misinterpretation of his/ her inner universe.”