her first album of original music in over 15 years, Lost and Found.
Now 41, happily married, mother of a 2 year old, the time felt right to return to the studio. Martine has co-written most of the songs on the new album with her husband, the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jack McManus, and she has never sounded better!
New single Say I’m Not Alone, is a song like nothing Martine has ever recorded before; big, bold, brash, merging clanging guitars, thumping drums and a hard hitting lyric. Other album highlights include the rocky Any Sign Of Life, the beautiful Stay With Me (which is a duet with Jack) and album closer Rebellion.
The album is a deeply personal record that deals with everything from relationships to Martine's debilitating illness that saw her unable to work. “Life brought this album about very gradually,” explains Martine. “It was a really unconscious thing; I started writing the songs at a time in my life when I’d lost everything.”
One of the nation’s original sweethearts, Martine McCutcheon first found fame as Tiffany Mitchell in Eastenders, before releasing her platinum-selling debut solo album You, Me & Us in 1999 which contained the Number 1 single Perfect Moment. In 2003, Martine memorably played Natalie in Love Actually before reprising the role for a one-off Comic Relief special earlier this year