Title - 'Matthew K'
Artist - Matthew K
A troubadour of the highest order, Matthew K has, most likely, toured in your city and you never even knew abut it. Agreed, that might not be your problem, moreover Matthew's for not coming to your door to personally invite you, but that aside, and with Matthew now getting a lot of high praise from around the globe for his upcoming new debut album, well, next time he's in your neck of the woods you better be there!
Matthew's self-titled debut full-length album is a 12-track delight. Released physically and digitally on May 5th, 2015, I wasn't lying when I said the globe was giving him immense amounts of adulation within the business. For Matthew K was actually recorded and mixed internationally in the USA, UK and even Australia.
With a most perfect blend of pop and rock genres, the young man is just one of those people that, if you yourself cannot sing, you hate! A voice as timeless and as powerful as any you have ever heard from a male singer, Matthew's live performances have been lauded heavily, his orchestrated levels of tone as authentic, as rich, as lush, as honest and real as you would dare to wish for from a singer.
Oh, and his ability to sing in Spanish and Italian truly underscores the caliber of artist he is. Matthew's obvious love for pop music and passion for the craft of songwriting has long fueled his every waking moment and here on Matthew K the tracks resonate; one after another, in perfect harmony. The album kicks off with 'Home,' a guitar-underscored track that is actually a Michael Bublé song, before leading into the angelic 'I Love These Days' - a song that is bound to cement Matthew within the hearts of the public.
Next up is the beautiful 'Aurora,' 'Half Life,' and a song originally sung by Mandy Moore for the film A Walk To Remember, 'Only Hope.' Here Matthew makes it all his own though, and any resonance of Moore is long gone after he has turned it back into his own original take. 'Light A Candle,' 'Story Of Love,' 'Chasing Shadows,' are followed by one of the best tracks on the album (for my money) 'Some Distant Day.' Produced by James M. DiLella, Matthew K showcases a man whose voice may well be reminiscent of Gary Barlow (UK's Take That), but when he performs tracks such as 'Where Does Our Love Go,' and then 'Cuento Del Amor,' and then the stunning, simply stunning 'Ava Maria,' well, the guy makes everything his own.