Sounds Like Whiskey is the 3rd single from singer/ songwriter Stephen Martines and it’s a sheer slice of perfection. Having friends whom introduced me to the world of country resulted in me appreciating every single second of this track.
Now this succulent song came out on 7th May 2018 via Red Rose Records. This was a captivating co write with friends Big Vinny Hickerson (Trailer Choir) and Jay Brunswick (Parmalee, Granger Smith), along with Josh Dunne (Kane Brown’s “There Goes My Everything,” Chris Young, Radio Romance).
Martines is a St Louis native who also delved into the world of acting. He appeared in many popular shows including Burn Notice, CSI: Miami, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and General Hospital. Plus Stephen’s has even done a spot of modelling appearing in many ads ranging from Sears, Famous Barr, Dillard’s and Calvin Klein.
Stephen made his debut on 19th May 2017 with the wondrous Beach Ball. This captivating tune was refreshing piece of country, emitting plenty of anthemic vibes at the same time. Five months later Martines unveiled sophomore Just Like A Kiss which was co written alongside Brett Young. That sparkling sophomore received consistent airplay on country radio.
Back to the single in question, Sounds Like Whiskey was an addictive slice of perfection. Martines’s crooning vocals put me in a daze whilst those lyrics tapped into an emotional break up “I took your picture off the dresser and tore it up/ Turns out I’m havin’ some trouble fallin’ out of love/ So I taped it up/ But it’ll never be the same/ Like us/ Lonely hit me/ Like a last call/ My bed is empty and now I’m climbin’ up these walls/ Can’t say goodbye/ ‘Cause I’m too hung up on us”. Those luscious lyrics formed a late night phone call to an ex partner, however no one picks up resulting in an answerphone message pouring your heart out.
Aside from that the gorgeous melody left me in an utter daze, those verses were incredibly sleek whilst the explosive chorus was so captivating.
All in all Stephen possesses something incredibly exciting, Sounds Like Whiskey was a masterpiece and the same applies to prior singles Just Like A Kiss and Beach Ball. Martines does have a gift for penning captivating country inspired tracks and I for one cannot wait to hear more in the nearby future.
You can purchase Sounds Like Whiskey from iTunes