Norma Jean Martine is a London-based singer-songwriter from Middletown, New York. Not too long ago, she released a music video for her “Basketball” single.

Norma Jean Martine – “Basketball” music video

“I’m only under you like this right here, right now ’cause I’m tryna get over him. I’m only talking to you so sweet, so low, right now ’cause I’m tryna forget about him. Somebody call the referee, call my mama, call my doctor, call anybody ’cause I’m scared of being alone. I’m a sore loser, yeah, it’s bad for my ego. This ain’t love, it’s just basketball. Don’t need trust, just throw me up against the wall. You’re my rebound, rebound, rebound, boy.” – lyrics

‘Basketball’ is an anthem for self-validation. The bittersweet tune contains a relatable narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, it possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with a commercial pop aroma. Furthermore, “Basketball” serves as a wonderful presentation to what listeners can expect to hear from Norma Jean Martine in the near future.

“This ain’t love, it’s just basketball.”

Norma Jean Martine press photo

“Writing this song was sort of therapy for me to work out if the first boyfriend was a rebound boy, or if the new one was. I was trying to work out why I needed to be with someone constantly. And why I was so afraid to be alone. I was a person that thrived off of outside validation. I wasn’t comfortable with myself, and I didn’t love myself in a genuine, authentic way. So I needed continuous approval; as a singer, a songwriter, a woman, and a person. By never being alone, I never gave myself time to process the shifts in my life. I was numbing the pain with distraction and trying to fix other people so I didn’t have to fix myself. I didn’t have space to be me, I was afraid to sit with my sh*t and take responsibility for my life.” – Norma Jean Martine stated

‘Basketball’ serves as an empowering reintroduction to Norma Jean Martine. The song pays homage to self-acceptance and inner peace. Also, it covers the inspiring journey of Norma as an artist and a woman. 

“Basketball” single

Norma Jean Martine - “Basketball” cover

“Sorry I’m up on the fence and my past is offensive. I don’t wanna hurt again so I get so defensive. I’m scared of being alone so I always got a boyfriend. Plus it’s good for my ego.” – lyrics

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