American Idol’s Francisco Martin Releases New Single “IF U NEED ME”
“I wrote IF U NEED ME when I was thinking about someone important to me and I realized that no matter what was happening in my life and no matter what our relationship was like at that time, if that person ever called me and said they weren’t doing well, I’d drop anything to be there for them,” Martin told PopMatters. “The song sort of poured out of me. And now, as I listen, it’s become a universal song for anyone I care about.”
An American Idol-alum who finished in the Top 5, Martin places himself among the ranks of pop songwriters like James Bay, John Mayer, Maggie Rogers, and Ed Sheeran – always reaching for sun-lit hooks and sweet melodies. He captured the hearts of millions with his delicate-but-powerful songwriting, and since Idol he’s released several hit singles, including “Swollen,” which garnered over 5 million streams on Spotify. “IF U NEED ME” follows the release of “BITTERSWEET,” about “loving the good parts of a relationship and hating the bad parts,” Francisco explained.
Martin is gearing up for his first-ever national tour this fall, featuring 9-dates across both coasts.