Marta Knight shares her entrancing new alt-pop single “Creations” today, the track is now available via La Castanya. Knight will be making her North American debut at SXSW in March 2022, and playing Primavera Sound in June.
Marta Knight on “Creations:”
“One of the most complicated things I find in our lifetimes is that we usually don’t know what something will mean to us until it’s gone, before we can create a new perspective. When writing “Creations”, I wanted to incorporate the vertiginous in thinking about what would’ve happened if we’d never seen a certain film, if a song had never been written, or if we’d never gone to that party. The song opens up with a warm guitar riff that turns into an hypnotizing loop over a groovy bass line. Then, my voice is meant to be leading the listener through my consciousness. As the hypnosis intensifies, the song suddenly ends, awakening from my dreams.”
About the video, director Alba Cros shares: “The music video of Creations explores connections and concepts that do not always have to be related to each other. The idea comes from the concept of the song that Marta Knight had: everything that surrounds us is a coincidence, the music video reveals in images all these objects, places, strangeness that influence us, challenge us and make us go forward in a poetic or funny way.”
Marta Knight says she only wants to craft songs to listen to in her room when everyone is asleep. The 23-year-old Barcelonian, who spent her adolescence obsessed with Oasis, The Stone Roses and The Smiths before falling hard for singer-songwriters like Johnny Cash, Tracy Chapman, and Bob Dylan, writes for the nocturnal space between midnight and the dawn. Her songs soundtrack late-night confessions–the moments when one is just as likely to fall in love as they are to stare at the ceiling, wondering just what it is they’re doing with their lives and where anything could possibly lead.
She describes “Creations,” her newest single, as about the people and places that leave marks on us–the parties we don’t go to, the movies that make us rethink our place in the universe, and the songs we cry to on a shitty day. Co-produced by collaborator Pau Riutort (who works closely with El Guincho & has produced Rosalía, FKA Twigs) and multi-instrumentalist Jordi Matas – she reflects on all of it, her looped guitar serving as her anchor: “Can you believe there was a time they weren’t there / And they could’ve been just air?” she asks. “I don’t believe in death / Don’t even believe life has started yet,” she sings, as apt an introduction to her musical world–and the songs she has to share–as any.