The Fort Worth-based (by way of St. Louis) artist not only finds challenge and inspiration in playing drums, bass, guitar, and vocals on his debut, solo album, Dear Today; he’s also taken on the recording and production responsibilities as well.
His new single, Built, not only offers relatable meat & potatoes for you and I, it also just happens to directly represent his new-found DIY spirit.
“After playing with other guys half my life, and understanding the ups and downs of band dynamics all too well, a lot of what went into my decision to go solo was a matter of simple convenience…”
An intro of thick guitar chords and Massey’s gruff rock-style vocal timbre (reminiscent of 7M3’s Jason Ross) quickly give way to a cadence and arrangement which approaches metal during the tracks only verse.
Listen closely and you’ll catch the crazy double-time kick shots and two sick solos (at the 1:50 mark, and another roughly a minute later). While you’re listening, try to remember—he did this all himself. Appreciate what you’re hearing here; this kid’s got talent…
“I’m built with broken pieces
I’m built up like you
I’m built with broken pieces
Just like brand new…”
Seven Mary Three meets System Of A Down…
BELOW: Listen to Matt Massey’s single, Built, and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Matt Massey by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!