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Matthew Young Announces Debut Album + Shares 'Good Things'

Matthew Young Announces Debut Album + Shares 'Good Things'

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Oli Spencer / Friday 17th June, 2022 2:24PM

Tāmaki producer and songwriter Matthew Young completes the five-piece puzzle of his new EP with aptly named title track 'Good Things', and lifts the lid on his fast-approaching debut album plans. Stacked with killer beats and sadboy guitar melodies, Young says the song "feels like a cousin to" EP closer 'Headcase', an equally heart-on-your-sleeve pop drop and something of a 2021 bookend to today's final single. Despite lyrics including "Mr. Depression sir, I need a holiday" and someone from his label team saying "This is the saddest song I’ve ever heard" Young isn't sure it necessarily is a sad song, adding "I was listening to Sunny Day Real Estate when I wrote it tho, so maybe it is?".

As if releasing Good Things wasn't enough of a treat, Young has officially announced his debut album It's A Feeling will be out in full July 15th - just one month away. Take in Matthew Young's thoughts on 'Good Things' and press play...

"'Good Things' was written piece by piece across the entirety of New Zealand, adding and subtracting parts in each of the different houses I stayed in during the writing trip I took and finished it in a beach house in Tairua, Coromanel. This song feels like a cousin to 'Headcase', or maybe like a prequel or something. After sending thru to the label, one of the A&Rs on the team said: 'This is the saddest song I’ve ever heard'. I don’t really think it’s that sad. I was listening to Sunny Day Real Estate when I wrote it tho, so maybe it is?".



Matthew Young's debut album 'It's A Feeling' is out July 15th via Sony Music NZ.

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