Matt Morris - Backstage At Bonnaroo And Other Acoustic Performances
O ' my dare I ask what happens when you combine the voices of Jeff Buckley, Thom Yorke and Jack Johnson? You have yourself one Matt Morris, at least that's what's evident on track four of his EP "Backstage at Bonnaroo and other Acoustic Performances". "Let It Go" which happens to be from 'other acoustic performances', displays Morris at an enormous pitch while playing the ivory keys.
Boastful is Morris' voice throughout this disc, whether casually or aggressively, his pipes are welcoming and distinct in a very plastic genre. Track one, "Money" has a Country John Mayer boasting, and has not yet come across my desk. Eventually a courageous cry of 'Money' comes across during the chorus, and its very well done. The guitar is simple and soft with a constant strum.
The Un-American is a bouncy Sesame Street like song where the lead vocalist actually reflects more of a Paul McCartney/Freddie Mercury vibe more than anything. The lyricism you can probably do the math on, but the energy is soothing and simplistic.
Press play expecting a soaring voice, and a softer side of cocky singer songwriter belief. Matt Morris has chops, there is no two ways about it. Look for Morris to make a large radio splash with his next recording, no doubt.
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