Today, Swedish artist and prolific songwriter Shy Martin (real name Sara Hjellström) has released a new single titled “Make Us Never Happen.” The track is available everywhere nowhere.
A lush, mid-tempo ballad exploring the poignant fallout of a relationship with a close friend, SHY describes,
“A few years ago I fell in love with my best friend, only to realize later that it was a big mistake. By that time, too many things had passed that we couldn’t unsay or undo. Our relationship was short and intense. We both ended up hurt and damaged, desperately trying to figure out why we couldn’t make sense together. The truth really was simple, we didn’t need each other in that way. I don’t like to regret anything, but I hated losing the person I cared about the most, and I hated how we destroyed the friendship we once had when all we wanted was to save each other. It took me a long time to accept that I wouldn’t get my best friend back and that I had to let go.”
“Make Us Never Happen” marks the first original release for SHY Martin since summer 2019 single “Same Old” and previous single “Out of My Hands,” which have seen support from the likes of V Magazine, PAPER, Idolator, and The Line of Best Fit, among others. The songs are a precursor to a forthcoming new EP, which will see a 2020 release.
SHY Martin also recently released a new collaboration with Swedish duo NOTD on track “Keep You Mine.” Watch the video here. Last week, SHY also released a new collaboration with Boy In Space on single “On a Prayer” — listen here.
Since the release of her December 2018 debut EP, Overthinking, which featured standout singles “Forget To Forget,” “Good Together,” and “Just A Little Longer,” SHY Martin has amassed a collective 150 million+ Spotify streams. Her releases have generated widespread critical love, notably with PAPER naming SHY among their ‘100 People Taking over 2019.’
2019 also saw SHY Martin complete her first European headline tour, which traversed 14 cities and stunned audiences with her electrifying live show. SHY will next support Nina Nesbitt December 10 at her London show @ Electric Ballroom. Stay tuned for more tour news to come.