This song is Martin’s sixth single release since his debut in June of 2021. Martin’s own riveting story of overcoming severe drug addiction and suicide shines in this song.
“If you are consumed with love, then when an arrow is shot at your life it can’t hit you because you’ve already been burned up into a beautiful heap of ashes,” Martin said. “Love is the key that sets the captives free and is the antidote against cutting, self-mutilation, drug addiction, suicide and so forth.”
The song is alive from both lyrical and musical standpoints. John Mark Painter, known for producing hit singles like “What If I Stumble” (DC Talk) and “Ooh Ah” (Grits), skillfully arranged and added a variety of effects to the music to bring to life the 80s retro sound Martin’s listeners grew up with. With the combined musical genius of Martin, Painter, and drummer Bobby Huff, the final product is a beautiful proclamation of truth with an unforgettable twist:
The lyrics and upbeat rhythm have already spoken to a wide range of listeners. Some say it is their favorite song of Martin’s thus far.
“The world often offers us fame, fortune, and success at the cost of our souls,” Martin said. “This song is defiance of the darkness. It tells the enemies of our souls working behind the scenes, ‘Take your best shot, but you will find that you’re hitting the air.’”