Martin Kerr | I Know You're Out There

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I Know You're Out There

by Martin Kerr

If Jack Johnson was one day bitten by a radioactive Cat Stevens, the result would be a super-human being named Martin Kerr.
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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1. Undiscovered Geniuses
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2. Sincerity
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3. Chicken's Feet
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4. Fireflies
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5. Level With You
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6. My Love's Been More Than Two Hours Long
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7. Wedding Song
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8. Kryptonite Anniversary
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9. You Two Can
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10. Breathing
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11. Something More
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12. In Hindsight
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
British singer-songwriter Martin Kerr explodes onto the North American music scene with this powerful, infectious, mind-altering album.

Every song is lethally singable, yet full of buried treasures for the lyric lover, and sweet surprises for those bored by predictable pop.

Just 24, and already traveled to 30 different countries, Martin Kerr is on tour and on a mission to plant his feel-good, think-better, cry-often songs into the minds and hearts of the masses.

Biography:

"Took us all by storm", said the BBC, introducing Martin Kerr to 40 million listeners worldwide, when aged just 13.

A decade later, his brand new album, "I Know You're Out There" is garnering airplay and critical acclaim around the world.

Featuring an all-star line-up of Canadian indie talent, the powerful, roots-pop sound of this record drives home its enduring messages.

Kerr's songs contrast youthful hope against his struggle with the status-quo, all delivered with a sardonic sense of humor, as we hear in the album's opening line:"This one's for the Undiscovered Geniuses, or is it genii? I never knew...".

Kerr explains: "When I was traveling round the world, I found that there were so many incredible people with great talents going completely unnoticed. I developed this bizarre ambition to write world-famous song that discredits the whole idea of stardom. That's what 'Undiscovered Geniuses' is about."

"I'm hoping it'll get played in supermarkets, and prompt people to talk to each other in the queue, rather than gawking at those awful magazine racks..."

For 3 years Martin lived in China, where he learned to speak Mandarin, worked as a preschool teacher and recorded 3 albums of songs for children.

"I think music is a perfect vehicle for bringing fun, inspiration and good ideas to children. But I've found that you don't have to write 'children's music' to reach them. So now I'm focusing on doing music that I love, and sharing it with all ages."

"Since I was 5 or so, the music that always connected with me is stuff that comes over as really sincere, people like Tracy Chapman, Bill Withers, and more recently Jack Johnson and Jeff Buckley ."

"But I've also memorized the scripts to far too many British comedy shows, like Blackadder and Red Dwarf. So more often than not a joke or two slips into my otherwise serious songs..."

As an 18-year-old backpacker in China, Kerr met his future-wife, a Canadian. 5 years of traveling and many love-letters later, they settled together in Edmonton.

"I've been writing a lot about marriage, which isn't all that common a topic for pop-songs. There seem to be plenty about one-night stands, but not many good ones about staying together forever, at least not that have much interesting to say. So that's the motivation for songs like 'My Love's Been More Than Two Hours Long' and 'Kryptonite Anniversary'."

If his latest disc receives the kind of attention it deserves, this British lad may find himself going steady with the North American public.


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Amy Stephen

Absolutely uplifting
Martin writes great songs, and he's a great singer. So this is an awesome CD, so totally refreshing and uplifting, and so much good music!!! This boy should be famous!!!

MEM

Super
I Love this Artist's Gift of music, as it should be!
I never watch American Idol; but, I do patronize Farmer's Markets where the fresh and new of
everything healthy present themselves for us(the consumer). I just so happened to have a
Saturday free recently to attend the wonderful St Albert's Farmer Market in Alberta; and upon
entering the grounds, I heard this incredible voice and music beckoning me. I steered my face
and body in the direction my ears were flapping towards and to my great joy and surprise I
discovered this young man....so talented.....so gifted.....so incredibly easy to listen to and fully
enjoy!! Fresh, New, Healthy......feeds the Spirit, Soul and makes the body revitalize to a lost
but now recaptured movement, allowing a new spring in the step with joy in the heart!
I cannot do anything but highly recommend this young artist - Martin Kerr!! And, I will be
getting all his music and even passing them out to family and friends as gifts to lift the heart
& soul!

Karen Dupere

One for the Heart
I'm afraid Martin Kerr will now have to live with being a discovered genius. I have been playing this since I got it, and it is very sustaining..one can meditate and do one's chores at once. This is music that helps give a person strength to carry on with the "mundane" things of life. I know it will be one of the few that remains on my "never get tired of playing it" short list. It is especially transporting when Martin uses that transcendent quality that can come across in his voice, such as on the haunting and lovely "fireflies", a work that reminds one of the high romance we still enjoy from the great poets of former eras. Great work manages to break the heart and be sincere at once, and this does. So, I'd like to thank everyone involved in the production and care of Martin Kerr, and especially the genius himself, for working so hard at his gift..and thus sharing that stuff of humanity that helps keep us all hoping and striving together. This is One for the Heart. I hope there are many more to come.

MAM

A must listen...
I first heard of Martin Kerr through Canadian Idol and then his myspace site. What luck! That led me to purchase Just Another Man and I Know You're Out There. I Know You're Out There is a fantastic CD. It has a range of tempos, lyrics for the romantic in all of us, and best of all the fantastic voice of Martin Kerr. One can't help but play this feel good CD over and over again.

Dwight R. Heck

awe inspiring....take my breath away on many tracks....touches my heart and soul
Martin has out done himself, Just Another Man was fantastic, however this CD is out of this world. His uplifting lyrics and crisp clear sound take my heart to a place we should all seek to attain. A place where it is not about how many times you breath, however about how many times life can take your breath away. Martin has found that and this is obvious with his inspiration being his wife and their constantly evolving journey through life together.....Kudos Martin....