The Heritage


Release Date: 02 April 2007
Format: CD Single


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A The Heritage
B Ashes Over Embers


Four years ago, Martin Grech first broke the public consciousness, when his debut single, the haunting falsetto track ‘Open Heart Zoo’- used by Lexus cars in a TV advertising campaign. The track, proved a sizeable hit when released on Interscope through Island Records, and his debut album of the same name followed.

In 2005, Martin Grech released his second album ‘Unholy’, which despite taking an altogether darker turn, met with more critical acclaim, and was hailed in some quarters as one of the best albums of the year.

Last summer, Martin took off to the remote O Sea Island, and in an oasis of isolation in the midst of the capital city, and armed with just firewood, food and guitars, Martin joined forces with producer Andy Ross and wrote the album March of the Lonely.

Listening to a mix of Johnny Cash, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Kate Bush and Simon & Garfunkel, and watching Wickerman over and over, Martin crafted The March Of The Lonely from a journey of isolation and insulation, stripping down the sound from the last album into what can only be described as a contemporary folk album, with each song telling it’s own story. The Heritage is the first single from this highly anticipated album.