Hot Press Magazine's 'Hot for 2022' artist Faraway Martin is an Irish singer-songwriter based in Qatar. It's been an exciting year for the Mayo man, he was the headline acts at Qatar's Formula 1 Grand Prix, played at The Qatar MotoGP and has headlined various festivals in Doha. Upcoming shows see him play the Fifa World Cup Fanzone and the Fifa World Cup Final - Lusail Stadium. In Ireland he has opened for Aslan, Mick Flannery, Mundy, the Blizzards and Hermitage Green, as well as performances at Sea Sessions and Electric Picnic.
His previous releases have seen him playlisted on RTE Radio 1, support from 2FM, iRadio as well as across local radio.He's reached No. 5 on QBS Radio's Top 40, the largest station in Qatar. Being the only unsigned act in the Top 40.
Faraway Martin’s latest single ‘I Got Fire’ got picked up by Hyundai for their Fifa World Cup Ad. Capitalising on the success of the ad, the Irishman, accompanied by his band will celebrate the upcoming release with a number of live performances scheduled at the World Cup including a 3,000 cap gig on release night of 'I Got Fire' Thursday Oct 27th.
Faraway Martin recently released 'Figure You Out'. Joined by Qatari singer, Aisha, who is best known for featuring on the current Fifa World Cup single ‘Hayya Hayya’ with Davido & Trinidad. ‘Figure You Out’ was recorded live at Katara Studios and was produced by Grammy Award winner Matt Howe and mastered by Mazen Murad.
Out of all my songs 'I Got Fire' is one of my favourites!
It's about standing up for yourself. We all have a little fire in us. The old proverb "“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds" was a
huge inspiration behind this song.
It's a high energy song that's fun to play live!" - Faraway Martin
Highly upbeat and catchy dreamy pop tune is easy to follow and makes your body shake. The Irish artist shows his delivery skills, being able to pronounce each word clearly so you don't miss a thing in a song.
"a tampered truth is one that you'll regret"