East Sussex artist Matt Saxton has revealed his personal new album 'It's Only Now That I Know'. Garnering over 500,000 streams on his single 'Seabird', Matt has developed a devoted following and with his new album, it's clear to see why.
Swinging between Rock and Folk, the cinematic title track is sure to hit you right in the heart, meanwhile opening track 'Tonight' takes on electronic inspiration and 'Doomed From The Start' delivers uplifting instrumentation with juxtaposing themes.
Speaking about the release, Matt Saxton reveals: “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.”