“Your Hero”, cause everyone deserves one…This song to me is a personal story, in which a negative situation held me from moving on in general. So at one point I realized that even though I didn’t have my own hero, I could be one for someone else.
“Don’t Go” embodies the pain we all go through, when we lose someone dear. This song takes us back to the moments we held our breath, the moments we realize that there actually is that void and empty feeling. It takes us back on the rollercoaster of emotions we go through whilst grieving loss. But it shows the raw emotion too, because however people may expect us to wear masks at that point, we don’t want to be strong. We want to keep it real, we need to make it real. Because in denial, there is no moving forward.
“Untold Story” is about the journey one takes in his/her life or career. We all start at that one fragile point where everything we see is either relatively new or unknown. A pivotal moment in time, cause in that particular moment we might not even know that the steps we are taking are in the right direction or could even guarantee us the destination one might be seeking.
Cello by Dave Eggar
mixing and mastering by www.willcassell.com
In celebration of ‘Your Hero’ turning one year, I got the opportinity to bring this one live for the first time. It slowly became clear I’m always turning back to this same fragile introduction, which I like to do live. “Your Hero (live)” is about accepting the fact that life is life. And in lack of my own hero to whom I should look up to, I decided that history won’t repeat itself. Instead I choose happiness and becoming a hero to someone else.
Enjoy the live version. No strings. No harmonies.
Just me and my piano.
“Screams Of Silence” is Matthew’s new song, written as a Covid anthem. In this song he writes about the depth and dark feelings that appeared throughout several lockdowns. This song gives a voice to the deafening silence and talks about important matters. Special thanks to Dave Eggar, who wrote a beautiful cello arrangement to my piano and vocals and was willing to team up again for this song.