Hailing from the East Coast of Canada, singer-songwriter, Christina Martin, has released her latest single, “Little Princess” from forthcoming album, Storm.
The song is an ode to Christina’s older brother and she says this of him,
Growing up I admired my older brother, who was a gifted artist, but also a rebel. He died in 2013 of an opioid overdose at the age of 41.This song touches on our relationship, and a memory of writing my first prose and wanting to impress him with it. We were two embryonic artists, intrinsically bound by blood and similarities, and yet with mental illness in the mix, we kept each other at arm’s length.
The lyrics to “Little Princess” are heartfelt and beautiful. While the song is an ode to her brother, when I first listened without any knowledge on the background of the song, I envisioned it was a song to the inner child within or perhaps a mother’s words to a daughter.
The drums to “Little Princess” drive a steady, overcoming all that’s in your way beat and the bass thunders with a glorious rumble throughout the song.
On the video, director Brenden Harry says,
The real life portion of the film was shot in Christina’s own home, using a custom lens arrangement that allows the audience to feel the confines of the emotional struggle. The fantasy side of this video is entirely virtual, created using performance capture technology to allow Christina to play the role of Little Princess.
Watch the daring adventure through time and space and the dual narratives of “Little Princess” below.