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Marty Thompson Knows That Love Makes Better People

The Austin multi-talent colours outside genre lines on his uplifting new album.


Marty Thompson wears his humanist heart on his psychedelic sleeve for his expansive, shape-shifting new album Love Makes Better People — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Heralded by its opening title track and first single, Love Makes Better People finds the Austin singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and engineer-producer joyfully colouring outside genre lines, showcasing his unique ability to craft songs that are both deeply personal and universally relatable, fused with uplifting message and catchy hooks.

Amid the rising popularity of psychedelic soundscapes, Love Makes Better People showcases the soulful storytelling that sets Thompson apart. Drawing inspiration from the timeless music like Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic and U2, Thompson weaves together intricate melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, and infectious grooves that will transport listeners to a realm of cosmic rebellion and self-discovery.

From poet Chris Zimmerly’s scattered beauty on Joy Wins The Great Marble Race to the jazzy lead guitars from Mikey ‘Black’ Baker and the introspective musings of Should We Take the High Road?, Love Makes Better People is a testament to Marty’s growth as an artist and his unwavering commitment to creating music that resonates with the heart and soul.

Thompson was raised in West Texas in the 1980s and was influenced heavily by everything form classic rock to cosmic country. He wore out his first copy Van Halen’s debut album by age six, saw Ozzy Osbourne with Randy Rhodes at age eight, had complete collections of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd by 11, and saw ZZ Top twice by age 15. It’s safe to say roots were established.

He now has written over over 300 pieces of music on a mighty arsenal of instruments — guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, synths, percussion and more, often linked together live using a looping station. He has built two studios, which he uses to multi-track and mix his original compositions. He has worked and played with Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring, Toadies, Tripping Daisy, Soulhat, Deep Blue Something, Matchbox 20 and more.

Listen to Love Makes Better People below and get to know Marty Thompson on his website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.