You might be pretty new to the name John Martin, but you won’t be to Swedish House Mafia. John wrote their latest single ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ which was debuted live by the Swedish House Mafia on their farewell show to the UK on July 14th this year at the Milton Keynes Bowl. Since then, it has received over 7 million plays on YouTube! John Martin also wrote the song ‘Save The World’.
“As anyone with a passing interest in Big Songs will tell you, ‘Save The World’ would, alongside ‘One’, become the signature record for Swedish House Mafia. To me, it’s always going to be an amazing record!” He smiles. “It came together quickly and it was the reason for me to quit my daytime job – when it became a hit, I got the opportunity to start touring the world. It took me everywhere and together with the Swedes at Madison Square Garden, we did Ibiza and Ali Pali. At Madison Square Gardens, there was an audience of 17,000. I have a lot of great memories of that song.”
Currently John is working on his debut album which is set to be released in 2013, along with good friend and co-writer Michel Zitron. “It’ll be about songs. It definitely has electronic influences but it’s a song-based album and it’s written by Michel and me.” John agreed that they both create evergreen music, “what we do is we create the same landscape with a computer and an acoustic guitar.”
The single ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ is released October 8th.