Hailing from the cathedral city of Ripon in North Yorkshire, seventeen year old Billie Marten has music in her blood, growing up listening to the works of John Martyn, Laura Marling, David Bowie, Portishead, and to Loudon Wainwright, who was the first ever gig she witnessed as a child. At the age of eight, given a guitar and taught four chords by her father, Billie wrote her first ‘proper’ song.
The thirteen songs that form Writing of Blues And Yellows are as remarkable for their folksy beauty as they are the age of their creator. All are at once intimate and wise, allowed the time and space to breathe. Each song spins with those unhurried, enchanting lyrics that linger long after they have left Billie’s lips, and each song showcases a voice so perfectly pure it sounds almost otherworldly. It’s a record that signals the introduction of a very special young British talent.