“I met your ghost and they told me to let you go.”
Sydney-based singer-songwriter Matt Gresham may be new to a lot of ears, but with music as heartfelt as this, he shouldn’t be for that much longer. Having already released the earthy atmospherics of first single Small Voices back in March, the X Factor Australia drop-out attempts to set old spirits to rest with new single Ghost.
Produced by friend and collaborator Jaymes Young (London Grammar), Ghost opens with tender twinkling piano lines before surging into a rich sentimental croon. Moving in the same musical barriers as Kevin Garrett and fellow Aussie Matt Corby, Gresham pours his soul into yet another stunning and heart-rending piece of sophisticated electronic soul. Now, as he embarks on a sold out Australian tour supporting Vera Blue, let’s hope it won’t be too long before that lovelorn vocal reaches our shores.