London-based, NY native Norma Jean Martine explores the art of self-validation in her latest single “Basketball,” a self-therapeutic track where Norma shares her own process of finding self-acceptance. It’s a retro, kaleidoscopic piece where Norma’s soulful vocals soar over the gauzy dreamy layers. Hit play:
On the new single, the gal shared:
“Writing this song was sort of therapy for me to work out if the first boyfriend was a rebound boy, or if the new one was. I was trying to work out why I needed to be with someone constantly, and why I was so afraid to be alone.
I was a person that thrived off of outside validation. I wasn’t comfortable with myself, and I didn’t love myself in a genuine, authentic way, so I needed continuous approval; as a singer, a songwriter, a woman, and a person.
By never being alone, I never gave myself time to process the shifts in my life. I was numbing the pain with distraction and trying to fix other people so I didn’t have to fix myself. I didn’t have space to be me, I was afraid to sit with my shit and take responsibility for my life.“
Be on the lookout for more drops from Norma this year.
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