“This Town” is the first taste of Matthew Garrod‘s upcoming EP, Canyons (Apr.26).
The Australian-born star is just starting his journey in the industry, but if his previous track, “Bad Memory Blaze” and “This Town” are anything to go by, we’re going to hear a lot more from him.
While Garrod’s last track worked to a more typical folk sound, “This Town” takes a more indie direction with folk-inspired storytelling and pop sensibilities to appeal to the mainstream.
There are clear inspirations here, like of nu-folk bands like Mumford and Sons and the opening of the tracks shares a similarity to “Don’t Look Back In Anger” by Oasis.
The warm vocals and singalong pop-like chorus are a total contrast to the more cynical lyrics.
And that’s the big draw of Garrod’s music; his songwriting. He has a point of view that’s very raw and personal, yet it’s open enough for anyone to connect.
“We often become aware of wrong-doings when in the midst of manipulative environments, but rather than calling out the issue we are encouraged to look the other way” – Garrod states when talking of the track.
It’s a great start to what’s surely going to be a great career!
See Matthew Garrod live
20th April – This Garden Wonder @ Flow, Budapest
Check the track out below and let us know what you think in the comments!