Matt Walters is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. While attending University in Melbourne as a film major, Matt began recording demos in his bedroom. While doing so somehow those demos got passed around to different A&R people in the Australian music industry but when it reached the hands of an A&R rep in 2008 for Mercury Records (Universal); Matt picked up his guitar and played Conversation from his 2011 release, Farewell Youth and was offered a recording contract on the spot. In 2008, he left University and released two EP’s for the label, Echo On in 2009 and Talking In My Sleep in 2010. Though his full-length album, Farewell Youth (2011) was critically acclaimed, it was considered a commercial disappointment in Australia causing him to be released from his contract from Mercury Records in 2012. Always about numbers with the music industry and it is an industry that I still love to this day but I’m not sure why they didn’t give this a second chance. I understand it is a business. However, his music has found an international fan base exclusively online. This album is gorgeous with its’ airy vocals and thought provoking lyrics. I could sit and drink coffee on a rainy day with my journal or a good book and find myself submerged as though this album was the soundtrack of my life. Or at least a scene in my film of life. It possesses everything I love when it comes to singer-songwriters, its’ depth and ability to connect, oh and you will connect with this somehow, this I am certain of. But what do I know, you might find his music sappy with it’s slow to mid tempo melodies and boo hoo lyrics. But this I do know, my faithful singer-songwriter fans, all his albums will instantly have you smiling with a sigh of relief that there’s still good music out there. In early 2012 he recorded his third EP, Vacant Heart in Brooklyn, New York with a close friend; It was released in January 2013 through CD Baby and Bandcamp but not to fret you can also obtain some of his music on Itunes as well. Help support this unsigned artist. Listen and download.
songs: I Would Die For You, Never Be Alone, The First Time, Conversation, Horses, Years Ago, Midnight Calling, Vacant Heart, Electrical Storm, Echo On
albums: Farewell Youth, The Vacant Heart EP, Echo On EP