Nashville-based singer-songwriter and Independent Music Award winner Marta Palombo has returned with her gorgeous new single Sketches. This track is an intimate glimpse into a defining period in Palombo’s life, when she found herself re-evaluating her place in the world and learning how to begin again. Marta spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth as well as her plans for 2021.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Sketches?

It’s honestly been great! So many people have reached out to me personally to tell me how much they love it, and how much they connect to the lyrics. I’m very proud of the work we put into it, so I’m glad it’s been well received and appreciated! All of the feedback, reviews, and shares have meant the world to me. 

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

A COVID-induced quarter-life crisis surrounded by synths and string quartets. 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

Sketches was Part 1 of a three part project I’m releasing. So after this, I have Part 2 coming in March, Part 3 in April, and more content such as bonus tracks, acoustic sessions, and music videos coming later! I also plan on sleeping quite a bit during the remainder of the year—being your own artistic team means long nights sometimes, especially during release season!

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

There are so many venues in Nashville, I’m not even sure where to start! Singing with Josh Groban at the Bridgestone Arena was magical, but that’s definitely not an everyday occurrence. I love participating in open mic nights all around town, and I can’t wait to get back to that. It’s such a great way for artists of all levels to have fun together! I also had a gig planned at City Winery before COVID, and I’m hoping I can get back to that. It’s a venue I had on my bucket list for a while, so I would love to give it another shot once it’s safe!