Surprising listeners on triple j breakfast this morning, Matt Corby drops another new track, ‘Vitamin’, less than a week after releasing ‘If I Never Say A Word’. The songs are released today digitally as a Double A-Side with a limited edition 7” vinyl of the 2 tracks available to pre-order here.
‘Vitamin’ reflects on the value of knowing what’s important and, over an infectiously stuttering soul groove, hints that the disruption of the past few months may have provided an opportunity to re-evaluate much about our lives.
With two new songs, ‘If I Never Say A Word’, which was instantly added to triple j and new track ‘Vitamin’, the ARIA-award winning singer-songwriter delivers us some soulful tonic as a timely reminder of the value in finding the sun behind the clouds.
“‘’Vitamin’ is all about the things that stop you from seeing the big picture, what’s truly important and the people around you that make life great. That’s what we mean by vitamins. Where are your vitamins coming from? Most people operate in this quick fix, day by day kind of scrambling, and it’s really hard to stop and find all the value in your existence and really come up with cool ideas to make it better. For me, it’s something to strive for.”
In keeping with that perspective and spirit, while 2020 remains as uncertain for Corby as it does for everyone else, he’s focusing on the positives, embracing time in the studio and producing tracks for THE RIOT, Budjerah as well as co-producing Great Gable’s debut album Tracing Faces.
“I’ll continue working on writing and recording new music, producing for other artists and hopefully we’ll get to tour when the time is right again in the future.”
Matt co-wrote and co-produced ‘Vitamin’ with Matthew Neighbour (Avalanches, Missy Higgins) and Alex Henriksson.