MarthaGunn reflect on dealing with trauma with their new single ‘Honest’

"It’s [about] the death of the person you were before a trauma," Abi Woodman explains.

MarthaGunn have shared their new single ‘Honest’.

It marks the Brighton-based fivesome’s – best pals Abi Woodman, Max Hunter, Humphrey Luck, Ally Mackay and Frankie Sparrowhawk – first new music of 2021, following on from last year’s debut EP ‘Caught Up & Confused’, and follow-up single ‘Nowhere To Run’.

“I didn’t really feel like I wrote it. It was one of those songs that just wrote itself,” frontwoman Abi reflects of the heavy indie-pop tune.

“For me ‘Honest’ is about a few things. It’s the death of the person you were before a trauma. The grief you feel, knowing that person will never exist again and that you will always see life through new eyes due to experiencing something major.

“It’s also about the fear of failure and the shame associated with that. The fear of not living up to your own or peoples expectations of you. The only way to move through a painful time is to grow from it. I find that if you don’t choose to grow and keep moving, things become stagnant and you will become depressed.”

Check it out below.

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