Rising R&B Artist Marteen Unveils Warner Bros. Record Debut NOTHANKYOU
Rising R&B/pop singer Marteen has released his major label debut EP NOTHANKYOU., available everywhere today via Warner Bros. Records in association with Lyon Estates. The 6-track EP - produced by the multiplatinum-selling J.R. Rotem (Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo) - showcases the 16 year old's '90s-influenced, Bay Area style, featuring three brand new tracks alongside the previously shared "Two Days," "We Cool," and his breakout hit "Sriracha." NOTHANKYOU. takes its name from one of the new songs on the EP, in which Marteen asserts his confidence as a young artist ready to carve out his own lane. "I wanted to have a little fun with the cover art," he says. "It's about not fitting into someone else's idea of who you should be. I'm lucky to have a team around me who understands that - that I'll be me no matter what."
In the past year, the young Bay Area native has stepped out of the box and taken his place in the modern music landscape. Marteen's earned press love from the likes of Billboard, The New York Times, Complex, Galore Mag, and Music Connection for his self-described "Modern take on nineties R&B with a little Bay Area edge." He supported Kehlani on her "SweetSexySavage World Tour" in the spring and Dua Lipa on her "Self-Titled Tour" in the fall, and has shared the stage with everyone from Fifth Harmony and Super Duper Kyle to Bryson Tiller and Khalid.
Born in Berkeley, CA, the multi-cultural Marteen Estevez first started making music when he was just 10, learning to play the piano and singing along to some of his parents' favorite artists (D'Angelo, Musiq Soulchild, Lauryn Hill). During middle school, he taught himself guitar and began posting covers on Instagram, catching the attention of major labels as well as songwriter Marty James, who introduced Marteen to J.R. Rotem. In early 2017, Marteen signed with Warner Bros. Records in association with Rotem's new label Lyon Estates, and since then has truly begun to make a name for himself both in the Bay and around the world.