This week saw the release of the first new material from Matt Corby in nearly two years. Along with new track, Monday, also came the announcement of a national tour in Australia this November. Corby may have been holed up in a backwater bunker getting his head together, but it seems that he has now emerged to take on the next stage in his career.
“I needed to spend that time learning how to practically play, on each instrument, what I would regularly hear in my head. Enough time has now passed now for me to clear my head of everything that I’ve done before, reboot and have the balls to do it again.”
That’s a pretty honest confession from a musician, and a refreshing one at that. If Monday is anything to go by, then Corby is back in the game with not so much a reinvention, but a considered next move. Instantly recognisable with those melting vocals, his honey-toned voice takes on a soulful vibe, effortlessly skirting through octaves. Fleshed out with gospel-style vocals and hand claps, there is a new sparsity to his sound that feels like a slight nod to contemporary electronica, and producers like James Blake.
Shaking off the weary label of “singer-songwriter”, Monday is a stunning return from Matt Corby, and is also the first offering from Corby’s long awaited debut album (due for release on Mercury Records in early 2016). Have a listen to the track below.
Matt Corby National Tour Dates:
2nd November: The Tivoli, Brisbane
4th November: HQ, Adelaide
6th November: Metropolis, Fremantle
9th November: Forum Theatre, Melbourne
16th November: Metro Theatre, Sydney