NYC-based artist, blogger, and performer. A lover of thrifting, collector of Spotify playlists, and enthusiast of cheap wine.
When Katie Martucci was only twenty she was diagnosed with epilepsy after surviving a seizure. Fearful and angry, she was in denial of her diagnosis, and refused to accept it. However, ignoring our issues and forging on is not a sustainable way to live. Martucci’s music has transformed her view of herself and her epilepsy, but the frustration of coping with an illness still resides.
The Brooklyn-based musician’s first EP is set to release in December, but her first single Seize was dropped last month. It has been a source of catharsis for the artist allowing her to come to terms with her epilepsy. Haunting harmonies echo like voices in her head behind a warm and dark organ, and her massive range allows Martucci to do vocal hopscotch between jazz, indie, and a bit of soul. She has the kind of voice that strikes you in spots that you didn’t even know you had. Both she and producer Ben Sanders clearly possess an innate understanding of storytelling and musical composition evident from their balanced use of various instruments and chilling lyrics like, “Haven’t felt the urge to take my pill, though it may be the bullet that saves…with that in mind, I walk into the night…cuz I feel fine, so I must be fine.” You are instantly consumed by the collective human experience of needing help, but being too proud (or scared) to admit it.
Beautifully crafted and just a damn good song, Seize will envelop you.