Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Richly melodious while inspecting the sensitive subject of insomnia, Matt Saxton’s latest single ‘Tonight’ dives deep into the problems associated with a sleeping disorder that not too many people are clued up about. It makes up the third single from his upcoming album, following in the footsteps of ‘Animal’ and ‘It’s Only Now That I Know’.
Matt Saxton is a rock/folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from East Sussex, England. Music has been a part of his life for as long as he knows, but when his acoustic guitar song ‘Seabird’ gathered traction, having been featured by Google on their homepage, his musical career was catalysed.
It was 2015 when this happened, which paved the way for a global following to cling on to Matt’s irresistible music. And since then, he has continued to curate music that hits heavy on the souls of thousands across all platforms.
His newest single is no different. Certainly, ‘Tonight’ follows a strangely upbeat manner in the backing music that persists from start to finish, but Matt’s ability to make his own voice sound nostalgic and reflective is what makes up the emotional construct of the release.
Every word that comes out of the talented musician’s mouth seems to come served with a hint of sadness, making his songs very personal and emotive. In this instance, his newest single deals with tackling the problems he has suffered with insomnia and sleepless nights, referring to the constant need of a pill and the desperation of tiredness that hangs over his head daily.
‘Tonight’ illustrates just how effective a musician can be when they combine what they know musically with what they have experienced in day-to-day life. Matt Saxton has produced a song worthy of credentials, creating a song where melody coexists with desperation in a seemingly perfect match.