The MATT CORBY Experience: Top 5 Lessons to Learn from Conscious Artistry
Introducing Matt Corby -- the epitome of a conscious musician that pours every atom of his being into the craft of music. From Sydney, Australia and now sweeping the rest of the world, the art of singing, songwriting and instrumentation are embedded in Matt himself. This man was made for music.
His legacy began about 7 years ago with the debut of his first EP, Song For... It wasn't until 2011 that people started to discover Matt, fully absorb his talent and appreciate him as he deserves to be. Into The Flame released in mid November of 2011 and marked a pivotal moment in his career. The 4-track EP reached not one, two, three... but SIX times platinum by the ARIA. The single "Brother" won Song of the Year at the 2012 ARIA Music Awards, and following the release of his next project, 2013 Resolution, Matt went on to win Song of the Year for single "Resolution." It was clear that things were only going in one direction, and the flight had taken off into the celebration of humble, mesmerizing musical artistry.
In preparation for a brand new album, set to be titled Telluric (and released March 11th), Matt went on a mini tour run through the states, passing through NYC. We most certainly hopped on the opportunity to really get a sense of what this man's aura brought to the table in a live setting, and let us tell you -- we experienced an atmosphere of pure magic.
Music -- It's supposed to make you feel something. To hold your hand as you figure out the intricacies of your mind and guide you to find the answers within... Right?
Matt Corby's honesty as an artist and well-rounded human being reflects in his lyrics, his instrumentation and overall performance. "I hope we can all have a very unified experience," he gently spoke into the mic as a foreward to his show. There was a shared stillness as the audience came together and anticipated what was to come. An audial journey through love, through loss, struggle, triumph, epiphanies, appreciation... The slate was clean and the crowd was ready for whatever Matt had to offer with open arms.
As we stood on the balcony of Rough Trade NYC, we decided to let all of our troubles release to be as present as possible for an artist that deserved our undivided attention. There was a lot he was able to teach us, and we left the experience with a fresh perspective on life... And isn't that what live music is meant to do?