A singer songwriter from a rural area just out of Hamilton, Matthew de Zoete, had a very clear concept when recording songs for his third album, Colour Films. A completion of eleven cinematic songs was crafted in just 10 days, in which each song tells a story. Completed by the producer, Les Cooper, (Meaghan Smith and Jill Barber), Zoete is now ready to present it to Canadian the audience after a 3 month European release tour early this year.
The first single from the album, Good Life, kicks off with a heart-felt mellow love song. Followed by lost at dawn, which emits a plaintive tone of giving up with the chorus lyric, repeatedly citing " I don't wanna feel tomorrow." Other tracks, such as Criminal and Going Nowhere stood up after a couple of listens. It gave me a strong flashback to memories as if I was going through a slideshow of pictures along with melodic triggers.
Zoete has recently worked on a video of Good Life with Southern Souls. Check it out.
Matthew de Zoete will be performing at the Central on July 6th with his full band.