Matt is an experienced musician, so it’s not wonder why he can craft a well-flowing album that aims to invoke a whole host of different emotions. Some tracks take the form of infectious bangers - thrashing drums, raw vocals and guitars that help melt everything together. Other tracks take the form of acoustic, vulnerable moments.
Speaking about the release, Matt Saxton tells us: “The album covers a variety of themes including SAD Syndrome (Animal), insomnia (Tonight), marital crisis (Back to You) and childhood trauma (Biggin Hill Blues).
As a mature artist, I have hopefully reached an age where I can try and understand the triggers from my childhood which have caused periods of extreme anxiety throughout my life.
Some of the songs have therefore come from dark and difficult experiences, however I would like to think the album is overall uplifting!
The song and title of the album It’s Only Now That I Know, encapsulates the general theme which is about finding some kind of wisdom and acceptance by looking back at the past and recognising both the successes and the failures.
Musically the album features classic rock/folk instrumentation however there are synths and drum loops added in on certain songs. I especially loved the way John Grant used this combination for his Queen of Denmark album.
I recorded demos for each of the songs at home and the album was recorded and mixed over 10 days at the Animal Farm Studios in London.”
Overall, the album is a standout piece of work that showcases his quality. “It's Only Now That I Know” is an emotional rollercoaster and we can’t wait for you to hear it.