In our realm of Scandinavian soul, where alternative soundscapes thrive, jazz music is often a welcome guest. Kira Martini, with her latest release, effortlessly intertwines jazz’s rich tapestry with Copenhagen’s city life, providing an exquisite soulful journey.
As ‘Better Life‘ unfolds, Kira’s velvety vocals and soul-stirring melodies immediately seize the listener’s attention. Drawing inspiration from the languid, soulful nights of Copenhagen, she crafts a track that exudes bliss and optimism.
Rather than trying to convey the warmth of the song’s notes and lyrical charm, let us instead immerse ourselves in Kira’s own words:
“Imagine going out on a Monday. Feeling blue. Warm lights greet you. Notes sound from a friend’s saxophone.Jamming. Melodies wrap up your worries. Time stops. “Better Life” is an ode to Copenhagen nights’ love, melancholy and presence.”
Indeed, Kira’s ode resonates deeply with the city’s reality, a sentiment beautifully captured in the accompanying video (see top video). Reflecting the unhurried rhythm of Copenhagen life, where connections are forged and moments are shared, the video serves as a visual testament to our collective yearning for a better world.
With her distinct fusion of jazz, folk, and soul, Kira Martini has established herself as a prominent figure in the Scandinavian music scene over the past decade. In recognition of her talent, she was awarded the prestigious Palæ Jazz Prize in 2023.
‘Better Life‘ is the first single from her forthcoming album, ‘Open Wide,’ due for release at the end of May.
Despite residing outside Copenhagen, each listening experience transports us effortlessly to its enchanting streets, making it a timeless single in its own right.