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Martti Franca, a singer-songwriter from the Philippines, has already released a short but impressive output of indie music. His previous singles have garnered a whopping four million total streams on Spotify and his latest release is sure to reach similar heights.

“Lucky” is the second single from Franca’s upcoming five-track EP titled Secrets, which will explore the five stages of grief following a bad break up. At the track’s beginning, a delicate guitar is greeted by Franca’s pleasant singing, but it’s his lyrics that take center stage as he recalls a former relationship. “It’s not the first time I’ve loved/ but it’s the first time it mattered.”

Instrumentally, the track is stripped-back, oftentimes only featuring Franca’s resonant vocals and his melancholy guitar playing, giving the whole song a sense of vulnerability. Eventually, “Lucky” reaches its emotional climbing point near the two-minute mark, adding more instrumental voices and giving way to even more breathtaking harmonies and graceful vocal melodies.

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This single is a heartbreaking journey of reflectance that could only be told by a musician as attuned as Franca. A must-listen for sure, just make sure there’s a box of tissues nearby.

Stream “Lucky” below.

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