Martin Garrix for Issue 12

6 March 2019

"Are we all scared to be lonely? No matter who or where we are, this primal fear lives within us all, and in his latest single ‘Scared To Be Lonely’, Martin Garrix brings this question to the surface. Using his own story as an example, where on the other end of long hours filled with adrenaline and sweat, left are the silent trails of hotel rooms in yet another city. It’s the golden curse of being adored by so many, yet unable to recognise a face in the crowd."

In the peaceful solitude of his hotel room, photographer Cleo Glover captures the vulnerability of living life with no set address. Josh Tuckley adds the latest comfortable SS17 fashion trends. Subconscious whispers can be found behind his gaze, one that searches out not only towards the future, but also back to the past. Looking for the fragments of normality to hold onto a little longer, in our Spring Summer '17 issue, the talented DJ and Producer discusses the importance of remaining firm to his roots and taking those he loves along for the ride. It’s the mentality of home as a liquid entity; one that can be transported and evolve into an indefinable place.

In his 4-page interview feature, Martin Garrix discusses the meaning behind his latest single, ‘Scared to be Lonely’ featuring vocals by Dua Lipa, as well as his personal metamorphosis from school-boy anonymity to living under the microscope of fame. From creating tracks in his childhood bedroom to establishing his own record label, STMPD RCRDS, he utilised every opportunity presented to him and captivated the charts in a rapid blur of success with his first EP ‘Animals’ at age 17. At 20, Martin’s sound has developed into a fusion of raw emotion. Meaningful lyrics set to a late-night tempo pose that universal question that connects us all, it's the paradox of love and fear. This natural evolution thrives under the waves of constant change and stimuli that Martin has been exposed to. The key it seems is optimism, as he speaks in favour of today’s digital realm and the self-gravity he finds in his personal sanctuary.

Catch the full feature, beyond this brief teaser, in Martin's feature for our twelfth issue, 'Young Hearts, available to buy in selected stores and via the BBG online shop now.

Photography by CLEO GLOVER
Fashion by JOSH TUCKLEY
Words by MATTHEW REGAN
Interview by CECILIE HARRIS
Grooming by CAROL MORLEY at Carol Hayes
Styling Assiatant JAMES LAKE

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