Originally from Middletown, NY, Norma Jean Martine moved to London in 2011 on the tender age of 20 to review at Queen Mary University. She made a decision to put into action what she referred to as “the girl Gaga program,” going for a season out from her research to be able to devote additional time to kick-starting her profession in music. This decision became an excellent one as she agreed upon a publishing cope with BMG/Chrysalis specifically one year afterwards. Influenced by years as a child trips towards the blues pubs of upstate NY with her mom, her psychological bluesy style attracts inspiration through the greats — Nina Simone, Billie Vacation, and Etta Adam — and, coupled with a pop sensibility, offers led to evaluations with Amy Winehouse and Adele. Subsequently shedding out of university completely, Martine racked up a formidable set of songwriting credits while concurrently honing her personal craft like a performer. She co-wrote Italian vocalist Giorgia’s 2013 TOP strike “Quando una Stella Muore” from your Italian number 1 double-platinum recording Senza Paura, accompanied by “Lonesome Evenings (Hey You)” on previous Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts’ 2014 recording, Butterfly Impact. She also co-wrote two tunes from Marco Mengoni’s 2014 triple-platinum recording Parole in Circolo, aswell as “In the Light” for German Eurovision champion Lena’s 2015 recording, Crystal Sky. Locating the time to seem at major celebrations, such as for example Montreux in 2013 and 2014, Latitude, as well as the Phoning Event in 2014, sharpened her skills as a single artist, further produced by assisting Gaz Coombs, Lissie, and Tom Odell on tour. Her 2014 solitary “No Platinum,” co-written with Joel Pott of Sportsman, was utilized for The CW Network in the U.S. and Fox 8 in Australia. The solitary “Pets” premiered in Sept 2015, and her debut full-length recording followed almost precisely a 12 months later; entitled Just in My Brain, it was documented with Coldplay’s X&Y maker, Danton Supple.