Today I have the extreme pleasure of sharing the official release of “Cold” by Melbourne’s electronic artist and producer Matt Connelly. The talented musician is just 24-years-old, but has mastered the rare art of sharing warmth and wisdom from his mouth and fingertips.
There is not a lot [yet] on the deep (or down under) web about Retro Culture, but I did find a great little interview where Connelly discussed picking up piano around 8 years old, daydreaming, and seeing our favorite Flume live.
“[Flume’s performance] was really different and one of the reasons I started to get into electronic music. But all these amazing artists can also make you feel kind of intimidated. It’s hard to keep up with them. Great electronic music is being released all the time and you have to try to put out something that stands out from the crowd. It’s a challenge, but I’m just having fun writing and it definitely keeps me motivated.”
You can read more here.
As for “Cold,” it doesn’t feel chilly to me at all. It reminds me of a warm rain: clean, welcoming, and reflecting back the smallest light. I’m easily responsible for half of the SoundCloud plays, as I can’t wrap this song around me enough.
I find Connelly’s gorgeous voice on this track so refreshing. Maybe I’ve overspent my time in shoegaze. I’m thrilled to hear vocals soar above the fuzzy beats and noise bedded below.
I’m gently placing this song on my playlist filled with introspective songs, alongside Phoria, Ayer, and the Paper Kites. I’m confident you’ll love it too. Enjoy.