Warner Bros. Records Signs Soulful 16-Year-Old Marteen; Debut Single 'Sriracha' Out Now
Warner Bros. Records, through its association with platinum-selling music producer J.R. Rotem's new label Lyon Estates, has signed 16-year-old Bay Area artist Marteen. The singer and songwriter made waves with his independently released 2016 mixtape, Focused, and today the label shared the video for Marteen's spicy, soulful style debut single, "Sriracha." The single is available for download and streaming HERE, and you can view the official video HERE.
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Produced by and co-written with Rotem (Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj), "Sriracha" swings from upbeat piano chords and funky bass into a fun and fiery refrain - "Girl you got a body like Sriracha, every time I bring you 'round the homies wanna watch ya, got it from your mama but that ain't what she taught ya, that's why I call you lil' 'racha."
"I love Sriracha," says Marteen. "I was eating it one day on my fried rice in the studio, and partially joking around, told my producer J.R. that we should make a song about it. We went over to a piano and he started playing the chords that are in the song, and the lyrics kinda just flowed out. We knew right away that we had something. It's about a girl who has a lot of flavor, and a good attitude. She's not basic. She's a little bit different. She's got that spice. She's confident."
Marteen opened for Kehlani on her recent "Sweet Sexy Savage" tour and has also shared the stage with such artists as Fifth Harmony, Super Duper Kyle, and Lil Uzi. Check out this clip of him performing live. Marteen is always creating music and is currently working on new material in the studio.
Born in Berkeley, CA, the multi-cultural Marteen Estevez began singing and learning classical piano at age 10. During middle school, he started performing covers on Instagram and building a local fan base as he taught himself guitar by watching YouTube videos. Songwriter Marty James introduced Marteen to Rotem, who produced Focused.
"My music is a modern take on nineties R&B with a little Bay Area edge," Marteen explains. "Coming from Northern California, you have a certain mentality. It's an indescribable attitude."
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About Lyon Estates:
Lyon Estates is the newly founded label by critically acclaimed multi-platinum music producer J.R. Rotem, in association with Warner Bros. Records. J.R.'s decade long track record has proven his unprecedented talent for breaking globally renowned pop artists. Having signed and developed break-out artists such as Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston, and Iyaz to his previous label venture Beluga Heights, throughout his decorated tenure JR has crafted chart-topping hits for iconic Grammy® award winning artists including, but not limited to: Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Fall Out Boy, Britney Spears, Rick Ross, Maroon 5, Fifth Harmony, Megan Trainor, Charlie Puth, Leona Lewis, Linkin Park, Panic at The Disco, and Weezer, as well as music for film & TV including Fox's "Empire" and Fast & Furious 7.