"Arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock".... Robert Hilburn 'Los Angeles Times'
Free of any obligations except to the music itself - Martha Davis returned to the studio in the fall of 2003 to record her first new album in 15 years.
Davis had written 100s of unreleased songs over the years and certainly could have recorded many albums but the time just wasn't right until the fall of 2003. The right songs, a talented band, a shared vision, combined with unstoppable momentum - every thing came together at once.
The time was right, Davis has written and produced an album that is moody and eclectic as well as poignant and beautiful. With the release of "...So the Story Goes, " Martha Davis has delivered a landmark album -- brimming with dark and delicious stories about love, life and loss - unique in perspective and universal in appeal.
For Davis -- the most important thing has always been the songs that she writes. "Songs are my way of processing information and dealing with emotions. Songs are a way of sharing my experiences." Davis' songs were at the heart of The Motels success - deep and disquieting tales about life's quirky underbelly. Stories told from a singular perspective - the mind's eye of Martha Davis. "I am a different woman than I was 15 years ago, and it's a different world but a song's job is still the same -- to communicate honestly and artistically in the hopes of moving somebody emotionally." "...So the Story Goes" raises the standards for the art of storytelling - leaving no emotional stone unturned -- it's a "sweet, sad, pathetic, mean, hopeful, scary album that you can dance to."
"...So the Story Goes" gives real meaning to the expression "alternative music" with a wealth of songs that cannot be explained by one musical style or contained by a single genre. Compelling, cinematic and surreal songs - filled with an exceptional variety of colors and textures - so gripping that nothing can compete with their compelling lyrics and unforgettably melodies - except, of course - Davis' incredible voice.