- Words Yazzi Gokcemen
- Photography Mykey Acuna
LA-based pop-R&B artist Darius Martin ruminates on past relationships with his latest, 'TATTOO'.
Darius Martin, a singer and songwriter based in LA, only started releasing music in 2022 but already has a noteworthy portfolio with 13 fresh-sounding singles on Spotify. The latest of these dropped last week, ‘Tattoo’, confirming that 2023 has been not only a busy year, but also a retrospective one for the emerging artist. With ‘Tattoo’, Darius reflects on past relationships – the marks they left, the ongoing feeling of loss but also wonder and gratitude. It’s where the name of the song arose from, leaving someone: ‘…It hurts like ripping off a tattoo they left on your heart… Every lover, every friend and family member leaves these little tattoos all over your soul throughout your life’.