Shy Martin – Good Together
Behind the scenes pop siren Shy Martin is responsible for penning such hits as Mike Perry’s ‘The Ocean’ and The Chainsmoker’s ‘All We Know,’ among a plethora of top pop and dance co-signs that now includes Astrid S, Bebe Rexhe and Kygo. This month sees the Stockholm-based artist, lesser known as Sara Hallstrom, step out from behind the writer’s table for a first in a series of solo singles. It adds to a year that has already proven prolific for the young talent, who joined Spotify’s Equalizer project alongside CEO Daniel EK and renowned hitmaker Max Martin whilst also scoping numerous industry prizes in her native Sweden. Every bit as infectious and evocative as we would expect from Shy Martin, ‘Good Together’ is a lovestruck smash hit with all the edge we could hope for from her inaugural solo footsteps. Shy Martin’s had a hell of a time behind the scenes, but it feels like 2018 is all for the taking where this electronic pop prospect is concerned.