Preternaturally talented British songwriter Billie Marten has a new album called Flora Fauna coming out on May 21, and, having shared album opener “Garden of Eden”, she today delivers a new single from it called “Creature of Mine”. Speaking on the track, Billie says:
“It’s an end of the world, post-apocalyptic scenario – you get to choose one thing, one person to leave it with. It’s a love song to a stranger and a polite request to momentarily leave Earth when it’s all too much.”
Once again, “Creature of Mine” finds Billie looking for light in the dark – but this time the scenario is much bleaker. She’s painted this evocatively with a moodier guitar tone, snaking bas, some unsettling backing vocals and even elegiac brass adding an epicness to it all. Billie’s hopes remain humble though: “creature of mine / be good to me,” she beseeches, as the world seems to be slowly collapsing all around. “Making love’s not enough,” she repeats throughout the song; Billie’s not just looking for physical connection, but a spiritual one, and that necessity for human vitality to help her through the end of days gives “Creature of Mine” a poignant glow.
On the video, created with Joe Wheatley, Billie says:
“Joe and I wanted this video to represent that needless search for something other than what you have. Something intangible and elusive, something also quite beautiful and abstract to pair with the song – an inconclusively painted picture.”
Watch the video below or listen to “Creature of Mine” on streaming platforms.