Label: Rexius Records
Valkyrie in Pink
Swedish artist and songwriter Sanna Martinez crafts powerful soul-influenced dance pop anthems that evoke a soft edginess not unlike Halsey’s or Alessia Cara’s. While she also draws inspiration from Scandinavian pop figures like Zara Larsson, Sanna throws in a bit of spunky playfulness into the mix.
A variety of other influences have given shape to her current style: While the most evident are R&B and 80s – 2000s pop (it’s not too far-fetched if her vocal style reminded you of Destiny’s Child), there’s even a certain inclination towards the epicness of Metal and the geekiness of sci-fi somewhere in her artistic personality.
This peculiar combination of creative sources adds some shades of “edgy pink” to her sound and performance: A healthy dose of determined attitude that takes distance from the sugary prettiness the color (and pop music) used to be associated with.
Sanna’s blend of soul’s vocal elegance with a tongue-in-cheek approach to pop songwriting is a result of her life-long involvement with music. Stage presence became second-nature to her after witnessing her parents perform in bands since she was a child: Already at the age of ten she competed in nation-wide Swedish contest Lilla Melodifestivalen, obtaining the second place with a song written by herself.
Her career as a performer continued to develop after her participation in MPG Nordic (second place), P4 Nästa and P3 Osignat. In 2017, she took part in the Polish preselection of Eurovision as backing vocalist for Isabel Otrebus. She’s also an active songwriter, currently creating songs for other artists.
After getting signed to Rexius Records in 2017, Sanna Martinez is preparing for the release of “So low Solo”, a bouncy heartbreak song with a touch of light-hearted humor. The song will be available as a digital single this fall.