SHY Martin - new single "Nobody Likes Moving On" - melancholy, melodic pop.
“Nobody Likes Moving On” is the latest precursor to SHY’s upcoming EP due out this summer. I love SHY’s voice, the perfect singer-songwriter - mainstream pop blend. It is tough moving on, going through change, not to dwell on the sad things and pitfalls. While this song is a love song about moving on and facing the hurt, I think this song transcends a love song. It tough moving on even if it is to bigger and better things. It takes time to move on and there are always tough days. SHY beautifully explains this feeling and makes a pop ballad out of it.
SHY Martin first established herself as a songwriter, a path that launched in a dynamic fashion with her co-writing and featuring on Mike Perry’s "The Ocean (ft. SHY Martin)." Recording the vocals in one-take in her home wardrobe (after a tonsil operation!), SHY wrote the track with longtime Swedish songwriting partner SHY Nodi (real name Nirob Islam), whom she has written several other songs with. The track won Spotify Sweden’s ‘Most Streamed Song of the Year’ with a groundbreaking 550 million+ streams.
SHY's songwriting catalog has gone on to generate 3 billion Spotify streams including credits on "First Time" by Kygo Ft. Ellie Goulding, "(Not) The One" by Bebe Rexha, "All We Know" by The Chainsmokers, "I Wanna Know" by NOTD (Ft. Bea Miller), as well as songs for Jess Glynne, Astrid S, and ALMA, among others.
Raised in the small town of Lerdala, Sweden, SHY Martin first began writing songs and poetry in her youth as a means of self-expression. "I was never good at talking about my feelings so I wrote them down instead," SHY describes. "When I felt said, me and my mum wrote letters to each other about it. So expressing myself through songs came pretty naturally for me." After winning a music contest at her school at age 17, SHY signed with EMI for a period though ultimately decided to go independent.
In addition to her artistry, SHY is a champion for philanthropic causes, notably joining Spotify CEO/Founder Daniel Ek and songwriter/producer Max Martin's coveted 'Equalizer Project,' a group aiming to combat gender inequality in the music industry. SHY also participated in Bebe Rexha’s 2018 'Women In Harmony' Dinner in Los Angeles, a gathering to empower female artists in music including Charli XCX, Kim Petras, and Avril Lavigne. She also performed alongside Matoma at the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
Review by Hannah Schneider