Marteen's 'We Cool' Music Video Reminds You to Appreciate the Finer Things

Everyone and their mother is convinced their plethora of problems would cease to exist if they had all the money in the world.

That may be true, but it's very unlikely that becoming ridiculously rich is going to make you any happier.

R&B artist Marteen is here to remind you to appreciate the finer things in life with his lively new music video for his single "We Cool."

We caught up with the musician to learn the meaning behind the tune, how he filmed the vid and more. Keep scrolling to see what he had to say!

Rapper Marteen sitting on a couch in front of a pink wall

(Photo credit: Arturo Torres)


Artist: Marteen

New single: "We Cool"

What the song means to Marteen: "I wanted to make a song that said, 'Hey it's okay if you don't have it all, you can still be happy and enjoy life.' I feel like sometimes society tells us that we're not successful unless we have all these material things, but all you need are the people you love and a good attitude. I've never really had a lot of money, so I wanted to make a song for other people that could relate."

How the music video came to be: "My dad and I came up with the idea together, so he directed it. We wanted to use animation to represent what I want to accomplish, but then have it disappear to show that I'm okay without it, too. We had my real family and friends in it, so it's really special to me."

Biggest influence: "I wouldn't say one person influences me, because I feel influenced and inspired by so many people and things. Music and fashion, and all forms of art influence me. My family and friends are some of my biggest influences though."

Promotional image of rapper Marteen

(Photo credit: Arturo Torres)

Dream venue: "I feel like any arena would be super dope. Maybe the Super Bowl? You know you made it if you play the Super Bowl!"

Dream duet: "Ty Dolla $ign. He's for sure my favorite artist. But PnB Rock, Miguel, Tori Kelly—all of them would be dope."

Fave songs: "Scrub" by PnB Rock; "Money in the Bank" by Baka Not Nice; "Where I Belong" by Rexx Life Raj; "All the Time" by Ty Dolla $ign; "Blame Em" by Yhung T.O.

Dream accomplishment: "I want to make people happy. I want to inspire people to go after their dreams and be themselves, regardless of what anyone says. I want to give my family a better life. These are the things I do it for."

To keep up with Marteen, make sure to follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

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