Music Martin Lucassen - posted on December 24, 2016 by

Best Christmas songs – my favourite merry Christmas song

Merry Christmas song

When I think about thè merry Christmas song then first song that comes to my mind is “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’  from John Lennon.

It describes exactly the Christmas spirit that I feel!  Peace, help each other, be kind, loving one another, etc.

The music and the message makes this my number 1! This feeling from the message is something we need to treasure!

Yes, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is my favourite merry Christmas songs!

 

 

I also like to write songs (as a hobby), but I failed to wrote a  Christmas carol yet.

My first holiday I wrote is about New Year and is called ‘New Year’s Eve’.

You can take a listen below, I would really appreciate it, if you do. I hope you like it!

 

I wish everybody a merry Christmas… and a happy new year!

Best wishes!

Martin

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on December 18, 2016 by

One of the new songs ‘New Year’s Eve’ contains a video

Listen to the new song ‘New Year’s Eve’

New Year’s Eve we’re almost there! Just a few weeks!

Here’s the link to the new song a new year song with video : Video “New Year’s Eve”

A happy Listening and new year!

“New Year’s Eve’ is one of the new songs from the album ‘Nobody Talks About It’ released 9 December 2016.
More info: http://martinlucassen.com

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on December 12, 2016 by

First shining review of the album ‘Nobody Talks About it’

The first review of ‘Nobody Talks About It’ by Beach Sloth.

Here are some quotes:
“With a lovely 60s psychedelic pop sheen to it, Martin Lucassen’s “Nobody Talks About It” is a brilliant beautiful album.”
“Opening up on a tender note is the beautiful driving rhythms of “Falling To The Ground”.
“A fragile celebratory folk emerges out of the passionate “Hawkesbury Radio”
“The highlight of the album is the cinematic approach of “Beautiful Thing”. Recalling the best of the Beatles the song possesses a timeless classic feel to it.”
“Summery in scope is the glistening airy atmosphere of “Optimistic”.”
“Bringing the album to a lush conclusion is the spacious sound of “New Years Eve”. With this piece Martin Lucassen sing straight from the heart revealing a true knack for storytelling.”
 “Martin Lucassen creates a comforting, dreamy swirl of sound on the hopeful “Nobody Talks About It”.”

The full review can be found here.

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on December 10, 2016 by

Listen to the songs of the brand new album ‘Nobody Talks About’

Hi all!

I like to share a soundclould link to you where you can listen to the songs of my new album ‘Nobody Talks About It’.
The album is just released!

The lyrics of ‘Nobody Talks About It’ can be found here.


What people said in a pre listen to the songs of the album:

Falling to the Ground:
“It’s a rollicking good time reminiscent of, perhaps, Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians.”
“I like the vocals and the classic pop song vibe of the song.”
“I liked the way the singer sang the song, the lyrics were meaningful which boosted the quality of the song. The tempo was nice”
“It remind me of 80’s disco music. I like the melody of the music”
“It sounds like Beatles. I really liked this song!”

Believed:
“I really like this song. The insturmental performace is great and the lyrics are well written with the vocal performance very well matched witht the rest of the song. I would most likely listen to this song again. ”
“It sounds very indie and almost country. I like the vocals and the lyrics are nice. I could see this being used in a tv show.”
“It’s a good all around song. This artist’s voice really just draws you in, and the tasteful electric fills in the background keep one’s interest.
“I really like the beat of this song. The lyrics are interesting, and the vocalist has a great sound. It has a Country sound, but not so much that fans of other music styles would be put off by it.”
“Got my attention immediately. Catchy melody. I like the piano. Thoughtful lyrics.”
“Very mellow song, I really liked this song, the lyrics are really good and relaxing. great song!”

I Want You to Stay:
“Sounds really smooth and creative with a very solid intro.”
“Has a bit of country western feel to it. Like the singers voice.”
“Good melody and song.”

Hawkesbury Radio:
“The vocal performance reminds me a ton of the Beatles and retro late 60s musicians. The music is also super pleasant. I’ve listened to the song twice. I really hope I get to hear it again. You know how sometimes independent artists have kind of a reverby, echo-y sound quality from low quality of production? This is still echoy but not in a way that cheapens it any.”
“I really enjoy the guitar in the song the most. The guitar and the voice goes so well and it makes you feel happy. The song also makes me feel like I’m supposed to think about something I used to enjoy, back in a time where I’d do it all the time as the artist and his friends listened to Hawkesbury. I never listened to much radio as a child but I can understand his feelings.”
“I really like the guitar’s arpeggio throughout all the song. I loved that the song changed and increased intensity. I like it a lot.”
“I like the sound of it. It has a good beat. Makes me feel happy listening to it.”
“This singer is very reminiscent of Al Stewart. I really enjoyed the instrumentation and rhythm of this song.”
“I find the song very unique actually, the tone is very nice and pleasant.”
“Nice song. I could see this being in a movie for a soundtrack honestly.”
“Thank you Martin Lucassen, youi make me feel happy”

Beautiful Thing:
“This love song has compositional elements that are fascinating it feels authentic”
“This was a really good song, I enjoyed it! I really liked the vocal. The song was well structured and I really enjoyed listening to every minute of it”

A Dark Rainy Sunday:
“I like the singers voice and the guitar parts in the song. The drumming could be a little more complex, but not overshadow the song. Good song!
“The bass line to this song is really something great”
“I really liked the calm beat and I felt like the song was balanced and had great vocals. Really enjoyed the song”

Magic Home:
“I really liked the calm beat and I felt like the song was balanced and had great vocals. Really enjoyed the song”
“Not only is the excellent instrumentation notable, but the song also houses some of Lucassen’s most surreal, poetic lyricism.”
“I love the guitar and beat here – it creates a real atmosphere. Great driving song.”

Optimistic:
“Once again, I really enjoy Martin’s choice of instruments. His guitar playing puts me in the most relaxed mood. I really enjoy the theme of this song, I believe we’ve all run into a person that has felt down about themselves or they were afraid of getting into a relationship because of past experiences. I’d slot this in the soft rock genre. In my opinion, you sound a bit like the vocalist from the Arctic Monkeys.”
“I may be biased but I love the message. I generally try to be an optimistic individual. It makes me smile. It sounds like something I would put on when I need my mood to uplifted.”
“I liked the harmony, and the slide guitar. Very nice guitar licks. Pretty melancholic, but in a good way. I liked the backing vocals too!”
“I really like this track! love the melody and the guitars, background vocal are nice, overall great job”
“The singer sounds great and reminds me of Kenny Chesney. Sounds like music of now and the past 5 years.”
“Very pleasant song. i love the instrumentation. i find your tone very unique.”

Forget Time:
“Vocals sound great! Like Colin Meloy of The Decemberists.”
“Song structure and artist voice are excellent. Very pleasant to hear.”
“Excellent composition. the singer’s vocal quality is very good.”
“Its very nice and makes me feel good”

Welcome to My World:
“Piano works well with the guitar to bring the song to life. Lyrics are great, could see listening to this with someone special. I’d slot this in soft rock and once again I say that you sound like the vocalist of the Arctic Monkeys. Could definitely see this being in a romantic movie.” 
“I liked how well all different parts of this song worked together. The instrumentals were balanced with the vocals for an enjoyable listen.”
“I liked the music, It sounds like Pop music to me. Over all I really enjoyed listening to the song.”
“I like the beat and the voice of the singer. It sounds like a song from this generation.”
“A good beat of the song and I love the person singing. It fits the music now a days”
“The instrumentation is great, the lyrics are good and the artist has a great tone.”

New Years Eve:
“I thought the sound quality of the singers voice was really nice. The band played their instruments well and the mix is pretty good. Tonally, it’s all very nice. ”
“I like how the song connects you to the singer and you empathize with him, but also contemplate your own life. Good stuff. I also like the little Happy New Year thrown in at the end. Little off beat unexpected things added to songs like that I find interesting, less formulaic. ”
“I like the lyrics and the calm, mellow singing.”

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on December 9, 2016 by

The album ‘Nobody Talks About It’ is out now!

This is what some people said in a pre listen to the songs of the album:

Falling to the Ground
“It’s a rollicking good time reminiscent of, perhaps, Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians.”
“I like the vocals and the classic pop song vibe of the song.”
“I liked the way the singer sang the song, the lyrics were meaningful which boosted the quality of the song. The tempo was nice”
“It remind me of 80’s disco music. I like the melody of the music”
“It sounds like Beatles. I really liked this song!”

Believed
“I really like this song. The insturmental performace is great and the lyrics are well written with the vocal performance very well matched witht the rest of the song. I would most likely listen to this song again. ”
“It sounds very indie and almost country. I like the vocals and the lyrics are nice. I could see this being used in a tv show.”
“It’s a good all around song. This artist’s voice really just draws you in, and the tasteful electric fills in the background keep one’s interest.
“I really like the beat of this song. The lyrics are interesting, and the vocalist has a great sound. It has a Country sound, but not so much that fans of other music styles would be put off by it.”
“Got my attention immediately. Catchy melody. I like the piano. Thoughtful lyrics.”
“Very mellow song, I really liked this song, the lyrics are really good and relaxing. great song!”

I Want You to Stay
“Sounds really smooth and creative with a very solid intro.”
“Has a bit of country western feel to it. Like the singers voice.”
“Good melody and song.”

Hawkesbury Radio
“The vocal performance reminds me a ton of the Beatles and retro late 60s musicians. The music is also super pleasant. I’ve listened to the song twice. I really hope I get to hear it again. You know how sometimes independent artists have kind of a reverby, echo-y sound quality from low quality of production? This is still echoy but not in a way that cheapens it any.”
“I really enjoy the guitar in the song the most. The guitar and the voice goes so well and it makes you feel happy. The song also makes me feel like I’m supposed to think about something I used to enjoy, back in a time where I’d do it all the time as the artist and his friends listened to Hawkesbury. I never listened to much radio as a child but I can understand his feelings.”
“I really like the guitar’s arpeggio throughout all the song. I loved that the song changed and increased intensity. I like it a lot.”
“I like the sound of it. It has a good beat. Makes me feel happy listening to it.”
“This singer is very reminiscent of Al Stewart. I really enjoyed the instrumentation and rhythm of this song.”
“I find the song very unique actually, the tone is very nice and pleasant.”
“Nice song. I could see this being in a movie for a soundtrack honestly.”
“Thank you Martin Lucassen, youi make me feel happy”

Beautiful Thing
“This love song has compositional elements that are fascinating it feels authentic”
“This was a really good song, I enjoyed it! I really liked the vocal. The song was well structured and I really enjoyed listening to every minute of it”

A Dark Rainy Sunday
“I like the singers voice and the guitar parts in the song. The drumming could be a little more complex, but not overshadow the song. Good song!
“The bass line to this song is really something great”
“I really liked the calm beat and I felt like the song was balanced and had great vocals. Really enjoyed the song”

Magic Home
“I really liked the calm beat and I felt like the song was balanced and had great vocals. Really enjoyed the song”
“Not only is the excellent instrumentation notable, but the song also houses some of Lucassen’s most surreal, poetic lyricism.”
“I love the guitar and beat here – it creates a real atmosphere. Great driving song.”

Optimistic
“Once again, I really enjoy Martin’s choice of instruments. His guitar playing puts me in the most relaxed mood. I really enjoy the theme of this song, I believe we’ve all run into a person that has felt down about themselves or they were afraid of getting into a relationship because of past experiences. I’d slot this in the soft rock genre. In my opinion, you sound a bit like the vocalist from the Arctic Monkeys.”
“I may be biased but I love the message. I generally try to be an optimistic individual. It makes me smile. It sounds like something I would put on when I need my mood to uplifted.”
“I liked the harmony, and the slide guitar. Very nice guitar licks. Pretty melancholic, but in a good way. I liked the backing vocals too!”
“I really like this track! love the melody and the guitars, background vocal are nice, overall great job”
“The singer sounds great and reminds me of Kenny Chesney. Sounds like music of now and the past 5 years.”
“Very pleasant song. i love the instrumentation. i find your tone very unique.”

Forget Time
“Vocals sound great! Like Colin Meloy of The Decemberists.”
“Song structure and artist voice are excellent. Very pleasant to hear.”
“Excellent composition. the singer’s vocal quality is very good.”
“Its very nice and makes me feel good”


Welcome to My World

“Piano works well with the guitar to bring the song to life. Lyrics are great, could see listening to this with someone special. I’d slot this in soft rock and once again I say that you sound like the vocalist of the Arctic Monkeys. Could definitely see this being in a romantic movie.” 
“I liked how well all different parts of this song worked together. The instrumentals were balanced with the vocals for an enjoyable listen.”
“I liked the music, It sounds like Pop music to me. Over all I really enjoyed listening to the song.”
“I like the beat and the voice of the singer. It sounds like a song from this generation.”
“A good beat of the song and I love the person singing. It fits the music now a days”
“The instrumentation is great, the lyrics are good and the artist has a great tone.”

New Years Eve
“I thought the sound quality of the singers voice was really nice. The band played their instruments well and the mix is pretty good. Tonally, it’s all very nice. ”
“I like how the song connects you to the singer and you empathize with him, but also contemplate your own life. Good stuff. I also like the little Happy New Year thrown in at the end. Little off beat unexpected things added to songs like that I find interesting, less formulaic. ”
“I like the lyrics and the calm, mellow singing.”

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on December 1, 2016 by

Good news! 9 December my new album ‘Nobody Talks About It’ will be released

Hello,

Yes, a new album! ‘Nobody Talks About It’ will be released on 9 December and contains 11 new songs.

Album 'Nobody Talks About It'

Album ‘Nobody Talks About It’

Songs:

  1. 1. Falling to the Ground
  2. 2. Believed
  3. 3. I Want You to Stay
  4. 4. Hawkesbury Radio
  5. 5. Beautiful Thing
  6. 6. A Dark Rainy Sunday
  7. 7. Magic Home
  8. 8. Optimistic
  9. 9. Forget Time
  10. 10. Welcome to My World
  11. 11. New Years Eve

 

 

The sound of ‘Nobody Talks About It’ is a little bit different then on my debut album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ . This time I did the final mixes by myself.

I am very happy with the result!

You can already listen to the song New Years Eve by clicking the following link: http://www.jango.com/music/Martin+Lucassen/New+Years+Eve

Feel free to leave a comment.

I’m also working on a re-mix of the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’. I feel I can make some improvements.

More news to come!

All the best,

Martin

 

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on April 10, 2016 by

Album review: A clever collection of pop meets indie rock songs, brilliantly fusing gritty realism with superbly soothing melodies.

Stereostickman.com did a wonderful album review of The Night Turns To Morning Light.

Here are some quotes:

Martin Lucassen puts out a fantastic expression of honesty and rawness, beautifully backed up by a thoughtful and pretty flawless sea of music.

This one is something undoubtedly new, something creatively clever, refreshingly professional, and pleasantly addictive

The surreal and comforting warmth of an indie rock melody, Come To Me is a track that takes hold of you as you listen, but softly, not insistently

Love You From Scratch – This one hits hard, it gives you that classic rock and roll vibe that is so often left out of modern indie albums. Creatively as well, the structure in particular, this song builds up and breaks away at just the right moments, so although that hook, that chorus melody, plays over and over – it is actually used just enough times to get it caught in your mind, and the structure, those breaks, those changes, keep it from getting tiresome. It’s clever writing, and musically brilliant in terms of the imprint it leaves in your memory.

Break The Glass – is a powerful image in a melancholy and reflective ambience. The lyrics are brilliant, so unique and fresh and thoughtful. “Gather all your courage and let it shatter, Break the glass.”

Heart On Fire showcases another set of powerfully clever and poetic lyrics. The expression is yet again unique and unheard of before, though by now it feels like there is a certain style of writing that you can significantly notice, and recognise, as a Martin Lucassen song. This particular track gave me a hint of Beatles influence, perhaps the harmonies and the melodies, the ‘she sets my heart on fire’ idea, that loyalty, that dedication and expression of love.

What You Mean To Me is a beautiful song, beautifully written and performed, some superb imagery within the lines, a really powerful scene is set and every ounce of emotion is successfully conveyed.

For me, Happy Travelers struck a joyful chord, the kind of song that quite simply makes you smile, and the more you listen, the more you realise how flawlessly constructed the whole thing is.

Beauty All Around, the final track of the album but by no means the least important; perhaps even one of the brightest moments, in my opinion, though there are many, many others to soak up.

The Night Turns to Morning Light is one of those albums that is exactly what you need to hear from the moment you turn it on.

On the whole, it’s an album that has been carefully thought out, nothing thrown in there for the pure sake of it, no filler, no wasted moments.

The whole review can be found here: http://stereostickman.com/martin-lucassen-the-night-turns-to-morning-light/

One of there favourite tracks is Beauty All Around

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on January 31, 2016 by

Martin Lucassen a Breath of Fresh Folk Air – Another wonderful review of the album

Jack Saint from http://themusic.reviews reviewed the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’.

The full review can be found here: http://themusic.reviews/martin-lucassen-breath-fresh-folk-air/

Here are the highlights:

Martin Lucassen is one of those artists that gives you the feeling that there is humanity within music today.

The best way I can describe his style and his voice would be to put him next to The Beatles meets Johnny Cash meets Eric Clapton. Now, I know those are broad areas of music, but when you hear his melodies, you will see exactly what I mean. The way each song is composed is on a level of genius.

The one thing that is puzzling to me, is how is this man not signed to a major country/folk rock label? It puzzles me very much when I find an artist that represents “REAL” music. Martin certainly does this with his new album , “The Night Turns To Morning Light”.

Each song you hear is a special song in it’s own. He combines an emotional feeling mixed with a little spunk.

1ste track – ”Come To Me“, starts you off with an icelandic feel from the 60’s. It does sound like an old b side from a Beatles album.

2nd track –  “Love You From Scratch“,  is catchy as hell and you can def feel his power of writing.

3th track – “Love Me Right Now“, has a feeling of pure love.  You really want to kiss and hold that one special person in your life.

4th track – “Break The Glass“, It was almost like he channeled Eric Clapton’s mind while writing the song. This is one of those ballads that has a creepy and intense vibe to it.

5th track –  “Heart On Fire“, brings in “The Beatles” vibe. In a way, if you close your eyes, you can hear John Lennon within the song. It has the emotional feeling of wanting to be held and wanting that love you’ve always dreamed about, in a way, it will make you jealous

6th track –  “What You Mean To Me“, brings you back down and gives your heart a little flutter. It speaks about overcoming a mistake and trying to get that special person back into your life.

7th track – “I Love You More“, this track opens up with a somber melody that will give you the heebie geebies if you haven’t found love in your life.

8th track – Do You Want Some Love“, brings you the inland waters of Paris. It’ll take you on a romantic boat ride of lovey dovey feelings. It will make you want to fall even more deeper in love with your partner.

9th track – “Happy Travelers“,  a bluesy type of song that channels the emotions of Johnny Cash. With swift drums and strumming of guitar chords, this song truly sets what Martin Lucassen is all about.

10th track – ” How It Will Be“, is one of my favorite tracks on the album. As a fan of folk blues, he certainly gives the audience what they want. The perfect John Lennon tone mixed with sweet blues guitar rifts.

11th track – ”These Are The Times“, is an upbeat track that will make you cringe at the first lyric. An instant classic, in my opinion.

12th track – ”Beauty All Around“, is one of those songs that fills the end of every great album.  It dives into the realization that there is love out there for everyone.

Martins music is truly what every musician has been looking for. With every song hitting you differently, He literally shows you what you have been missing in your music collection, and that is MARTIN LUCASSEN ” The Night Turns To Morning Light” . Check him out, you won’t regret it!

 

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on January 23, 2016 by

Great review of the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ by Martin Lucassen

Written by Andrea Caccese:

Martin Lucassen – “The Night Turns To Morning Light”
Martin Lucassen is a talented and eclectic song-writer boasting a truly personal style. His heartfelt song borrow from the vast history of modern music, taking inspiration from genres as diverse as rock, pop, folk and more.

His debut album “The Night Turns To Morning Light” is a collection of earnest and catchy songs that embody the appeal of pop, the energy of rock and the intimacy of folk. Martin’s vocals are particularly reminiscent of a late John Lennon, or of Liam Gallagher (Of “Oasis” fame). His melodies truly hit the spot and his lyrics can be romantic and personal, yet uplifting and very easy to relate to.

One of the best things about Martin’s music is that he managed to build a sound that feels familiar, yet at the same time very refreshing and personal. His tracks prove that being original does not necessarily mean that one needs to do something outlandish or absolutely groundbreaking. People have been singing their songs in similar ways for ages, and icons such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen or David Bowie share similar backgrounds in common: their songs start from a few chords and a few honest lyrics coming straight from their hearts. It is not rocket science, and perhaps, this is exactly why the formula always remain succesful and undying. Not unlike the aforementioned influencers, Martin is the kind of songwriter who uses his music as a way to share his feelings, thoughts and dreams, and therefore, his songs will always sound personal and authentic.

From the fresh and joyous vibes of “Love You From Scratch” to the powerfully emotional content of “These are the times”, Martin Lucassen set out to create an album that is all about easy listening, yet retains a complex, mature and personal quality that defines its unique character and strength.

Find out more and stream the album in its entirety via Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/martinlucassen/sets/the-night-turns-to-morning

Here’s the link to the review!
http://thebandcampdiaries.tumblr.com/post/137832848757/andreacaccese-martin-lucassen-the-night

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on July 21, 2015 by

My Top 3 of ‘second thoughts’ from Split Enz.

The second album of Split Enz is called ‘Second thoughts’ (1976) and contains 9 tracks, some of them were reworked versions(4 songs). The album sound as good as there debut album.

“sweet dreams”
What a great original Innovative song! Lovely guitar strumming intro and outro and like the catchy chorus.

“The Woman Who Loves You”
I like the piano and melody in the song.
Awesome performance here, shown in this video.

“Late Last Night”
Excellent pop song!

What’s your most favourite song of second thoughts?

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