George Ward
George Ward

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Can be found at the Grain Barge, Rough Trade or in his tiny basement bedroom writing for CLUNK.

Australian songwriter and producer Matt Corby shares genre-blending new single ahead of forthcoming album and a UK/EU Tour

‘Everything’s Fine’ is Matt Corby’s first album in five years. In that time, in addition to being unable to tour, his house was flooded and he was forced to balance familial responsibilities with creativity. In other words, it hasn’t been an easy time for him. 

Listening to Big Smoke’, you would have no idea. The track is a confident blend of psychedelia and jazz that slinks through its runtime effortlessly with style and grace. 

At first, you may be fooled into thinking you’re listening to yet another Tame Impala clone, with the reverbed vocals and drums. Yet when the strings begin soaring, you realise this is something much more special. Halfway through the track, the instrumentation is simplified, with jazzy piano chords leading the backing. 

Throughout the track, Corby’s vocals are incredible. He sings with passion, ease and confidence, while never showing off or drowning out the gorgeous instrumentation. It is the combination of this voice, the lush backing and the wonderfully cinematic production that makes this track so unique.

As well as this single, Matt Corby has also announced he is visiting the UK and EU for a huge headline tour. 

‘Big Smoke’ is out now. New album ‘Everything’s Fine’ is out on 24th March via Communion.

Listen/watch ‘Big Smoke’ here:

Catch Matt Corby at the following:

SWG3, Glasgow – 13th September

Stylus, Leeds – 14th September

Albert Hall, Manchester – 17th September

O2 Academy, Bristol – 18th September

Eventim Apollo, London – 19th September

Gloria, Cologne – 21st September

Huxleys, Berlin – 22nd September

Amager Bio, Copenhagen – 25th September

Sentrum Scene, Oslo – 26th September

Annexet, Stockholm – 27th September

Paradiso, Amsterdam – 29th September

TivoliVrendenbury Ronda, Utrecht – 30th September

Le Trianon, Paris – 3rd October

Magazzini Generali, Milan – 5th October