Sunday, February 25, 2018

Matt Adey - "Broken Wing" strikes youthful chords of hope





















I joked with Matt that his song Broken Wing sounds like an ABBA song and it kind of does but I meant it as a total compliment. It feels universal in it's appeal. It has that constant beat and in fact utilizes an 808 drum machine with a live kit. Then there is that electronic sound, synth and string blend which almost makes it feel fantastical (don't worry that is a word). It does soar. It harkins back to the whimsical and surreal aesthetic (Neverending Story anyone?) and it just touches youthful chords that you want to strike in this age of cynism and so many bad things in the news each and every day. Chords of hope. Matt's voice is classic. This track features Richard Ashcroft's band and is produced by Chris Potter (the Verve- Urban Hymes, Rolling Stones). Find Matt on Spotify.
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Robb Donker

PRESS NOTES:
Lyrically, it is the 'get back on the horse' and 'get up on your feet' story that we can all relate to: “ I just want you to fly " and " You are not your Broken Wing " blast out as the chorus. It's saying that it is ok to be hurt as the struggle to continue is far more important. 
Matt has played all over the U.K and the U.S with a residency at the infamous Troubadour and recently finished a successful U.S solo tour. 
He has featured on the no.1 U.S dance album for Armin Van Burren in 2015 and continues to write for Armada music.