I feel like I'm having a little bit of a midlife crisis in my little blogging world. I've been saying for a while now that I want to write more than just constant beauty product reviews, and after an amazing response to my last blog post regarding illegal teeth whitening, I've decided to introduce some new topics on here. I'm going to write about anything and everything that I care about, whether that's music, current affairs, personal posts and of course, there will still be plenty of beauty talk!
So today I'm debuting a weekly feature where I want to 'showcase' an artist/band that I've been loving recently, and you might find yourself discovering some new favourites or even old favourites!
Matt Corby is an Australian singer-songwriter who was a runner-up on Australian Idol when he was just 16. Matt is actually signed to indie label Communion (co-founded by Mumford & Sons very own Ben Lovett), alongside the likes of Ben Howard, Gotye and Michael Kiwanuka. Considering Matt is just 22, I find his music to have such a mature depth to it and his voice is simply incredible. And let's face it, he's not exactly sore on the eyes! I've posted 2 YouTube links to his songs, the first one which to me is so beautifully raw, honest and sincere. It's completely stripped back so you can really appreciate his voice. The second song is different in that it's a little more chilled and relaxed. Everytime I hear it, I picture myself in the widest open space I can imagine, with nothing and no one around for miles, and with nothing to think about except the music.
I really don't know how Matt hasn't taken the UK charts by storm yet, he's one of my favourite artists right now and I hope we hear a lot more from him this year!