Armed with a new single that effortlessly combined elements of indie-folk, psychedelia, and contemporary jazz, hybrid singer and songwriter Matt John Henderson has announced details of his new album. Titled 'Soul Season' and set for release on October 6th this year, the album is set to deliver nine spiritual songs inspired by writers like Herman Hesse and the power of the natural world.
The first glimpse of the new album, 'Lopsided Truth Sayer' is an acoustic exploration of the world around us, blending drifting harmonies and shifting melodic passages with immersive, ethereal flourishes and Matt's evocative refrain. With a sound akin to that of Canadian pioneers Half Moon Run, it's a single that flows organically, twisting around you and drawing you into with effortless appeal. Throughout, Matt builds on the spiritual sounds with his vocals, delivering prophetic lines that perfectly enhance the overall tone of the song.
A gorgeously curated single that takes on a world of its own, 'Lopsided Truth Sayer' is authentic and wonderfully ensnaring, keeping your focus right until the very final notes. Available now, it's an evocative first look at the upcoming album, delivering an experience that will move with you through every part of your day.
Speaking of the upcoming album, Matt shared, “Writers like Hermann Hesse and things as potent as nature are recurrent throughout. The search for one’s innermost meaning and truth on this earth is at the heart of the record and self annihilation in order to have transformative experiences. Seasons feature strongly too and the record works hard to evoke feeling through sound more than shaping you through the lyrics. Drawing heavily from jazz folk fusion artists like John Martyn, and fingerpicking players such as Nick Drake or modern day avant garde artists like Blake Mills, this is a record to sink your teeth into, and the single lopsided truth sayer Is a perfect gateway to the rest.”
A brilliant re-introduction to Matt John Henderson as an artist, ‘Lopsided Truth Sayer’ perfectly follows other acclaimed releases like ‘Cinephiles (From the Wayside)’, which has grown to over 28,000 streams on Spotify alone. While currently off social media, Matt is an artist worth keeping an eye on through his Spotify page below.
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