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.

Billie Marten’s new album Flora Fauna arrives on May 21 via Fiction. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.