Martonimous enlists Sterling Duns for benefit single “Hush,” the anxiety-driven internal monologue we’re all having right now - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Martronimous, the jazz-tinged electronic pop project of Philly trumpeter Marty Gottlieb-Hollis, returned this week with a new song that captures our collective anxiety surrounding the Coronavirus global health crisis, but also seeks to provide aid.

“‘Hush’ is about Covid-19,” writes Gottlieb-Hollis on Bandcamp, “about slowing down, listening, and sticking together.” 100% of artist revenue from the track will be donated to the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Coronavirus Care Fund, which provides emergency assistance to home care workers, nannies and house cleaners who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The track features a verse from Gottlieb-Hollis’ bandmate in Hardwork Movement, Sterling Duns, whose swift and shook bars reflect the internal monologue we’re all having right now: “What if you’re sick, what if I catch this / maybe they playin, maybe it’s catfish,” a cry of uncertainty that builds to a plea from the planet itself, “Enough is enough, the Earth says hush.”

After an instrumental passage, we hear a computerized voice reading a description of COVID-19, the nature of its spread, lifespan, and communicability, and this is the voice that leaves us as the instrumental swell dips down: “The only way is to help each other and stick together, hold on tight.”

Listen below, and make a purchase or simply donate here.

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