The ultra cool Australian vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Matt Corby is back on the release trail with the second single, Reelin’ from his upcoming album being unveiled.
Following on from a year which has held a number of tragic times, including the inundation of his family home in the barrage of floods which hit northern New South Wales, Corby has been able to rise above the hardships to complete work on his third full-length album, Everything’s Fine. Like many of his peers who live in the vast musical hub of the Northern Rivers, Matt has been able to set aside the adversity and utilize his experiences to shape some of his song-writing.
Matt himself reveals “I’m at a really beautiful point in my life. I’m accepting all this stuff: the good and the bad, but particularly the bad. Which is kind of great. It’s a good thing to come to that point. Life isn’t always magical, but the moments that are, well you really value them. I think this record is about that, about managing your actual reality. Sometimes I have those moments when you realise: well I’m still breathing, you still have the gift of life, so everything is fine I guess?”
This largely RnB track should get people up and moving with it’s exquisite layering of horns against the soulful percussive feel of the underlying music, whilst the undeniably recognizable and reassuring vocals will soothe many a listeners senses.
In the time since his last album, Rainbow Valley (2019), Matt announced the launch of his own independent record label, in between loaning his production expertise to work by Genesis Owusu, Jack River, Great Gable, Bud Rokesky and most recently, his award-winning collaboration with Budjerah.
Everything’s Fine is released via Island Records on March 24th, with pre-orders available here.