Martin Baltser – Call Me Wild

Danish kiddo Martin Baltser has just come out of the blue with his debut track Call Me Wild and we can’t help but saying that we’ve been honestly blown away from the first listen. Think about new folk music framework sanctioned by Bon Iver’s trademark touch, mix it with a multi-layered modern approach with beats and percussions (Mt. Wolf anyone?) and complete the offering with stunning falsetto vocals reminiscent of Antony Hegarty. That chorus then, it’s more than compelling.

Speaking of the song’s subject, he said: “The song was written one evening looking back on my time at the school bench in a small town. Back then I was one of those boys that had way too much energy and I could never really concentrate for more than a minute before I found myself jumping on my chair, drawing on the table, whispering to the others, or gazing out the window dreaming of running around in a muddy forest somewhere. The teacher would then tell me to sit still, stop drawing, shut up and stop looking out the window. So there I was, stuck and sweating over numbers and math that I honestly never used since then. So my song is the story of a boy with all the possibilities in the world, and a school that tries to tare down this raw and wild potential by teaching ‘there-is-only-one-right-answer-to-everything’ policy.

Call Me Wild is the first of 5 songs that will be released by Martin during 2017.