We’re delighted to share with you the new single from Mat Hunsley, as premiered on The Music Ninja.
‘Fires’ is the lead single from Mat’s debut EP, which is available to pre-order from iTunes now.
Produced by Mick Ross (Ajimal, Tessera Skies, The Lake Poets) and mastered by Tom Woodward (The Cribs, Fidlar, Frankie & The Heartstrings), the ‘To Being Free’ EP is released on 18th November. It represents another personal step forward for Mat, who has had to overcome numerous frustrations – not least his own self-doubt – just to get to this stage.
Those experiences have fed into Hunsley’s unique brand of storytelling, which is laid bare on ‘Fires’, his most personal song yet. Nods to contemporaries including Bon Iver, Nathaniel Rateliff and James Vincent Mcmorrow are evident in the track and provide the perfect backdrop to his poignant lyricism and ethereal vocals.
Just last month the Newcastle-based artist premiered his debut song ‘Dropping’, which has led to a who’s who of music industry tastemakers talking about Mat, with the likes of Clash, Crack in the Road and Drowned in Sound praising the track, adding to previous backing for Mat from The Line Of Best Fit and The 405.
‘Fires’ is sure to propel him to even greater heights, culminating in the release of his debut EP, a body of work that perfectly represents what this outstanding young talent is all about. A passionate and intelligent documentation of the world as it revolves around him, it’s the first chapter in a colourful songbook that Mat appears to be compiling as he attempts to move past previous insecurities and reconnect with the human being inside worn and weathered 21st century skin.
Here’s to new beginnings then. Here’s to being free…