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  • Maddy Mahady

Review: "Nobody Listens To Me!" - Francisco Martin

If there is one thing the world can agree on, it’s that the last few years have put us all through the ringer. Global issues have made personal problems ten times more intense. Sometimes it gets to be too much, and in his new song ‘Nobody Listens to Me!’, Francisco Martin is letting his true feelings be heard. He’s feeling underappreciated, useless, and wishes to leave his life behind. As much as Martin wants to leave, he knows the important role he plays in the lives of others around him, so he stays. His words capture the complex feelings one can have when wanting to leave a situation but can’t. Martin’s honesty and emotional lyrics create something that pulls the listeners in and demands an emotional response.

When something is described as ‘angsty’ it’s often associated with the complex emotions of teenagers. While ‘Nobody Listens to Me!’ would have been my absolute jam when I was fourteen, it’s also found a place on my rotation at twenty-two. I feel like Martin taps into the uncertainty many face during transitional phases of their life. “Maybe I should just leave/ but there is no team without me”. These lyrics really resonated with me as I balance where I want my life to go post-grad. Do I go home, or do I go to a completely unfamiliar place and leave the life I know behind? I’m speaking on my own experience, but I feel many soon-to-be grads are dealing with the same dilemma. This time of great change is filled with adult angst and is only amplified by thoughts and feelings surrounding the pandemic. It’s easy to feel isolated during these times change. Luckily, we have artists like Francisco Martin who bring us music that shows others feel the same. ‘Nobody Listens To Me!’ is a pop-rock earworm I didn’t know I needed, but am so happy to have found.

You might recognize the name Francisco Martin. He was featured on the eighteenth season of American Idoland placed in the top five. After his time on the show, Martin released a few singles and embarked on a nationwide tour. Martin has amassed millions of streams across streaming platforms with over nine million streams on Spotify alone. Music has always been a passion of Martin’s. He started to sing and learn instruments at the age of nine. Since then, he’s worked his way up to a singer-songwriter-producer. ‘Nobody Listens To Me!’ is Martin’s latest release but be on the lookout. His EP ‘Manic’ is set to be released in July. If you liked what you heard from Martin and want to check out his other work, check out his Spotify, linked below!

Written By Maddy Mahady



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