Raw emotion. Landscaped stories. Catchy hooks. Matt J Ward sings of heartbreak, road trips and desert country like a veteran country crooner. Matt J Ward’s debut solo EP, recorded straight to tape at the famous MixMasters Studio with The Rising Sons, delivers a unique blend of modern Australian alt. country whilst provoking imagery of heart-worn highways and west Texan dive bars.
The self-titled EP contains five songs that will be familiar to those who have been attending Matt’s regular solo shows across Australia, but will also entice new listeners to the steely alternative country sounds that the new band arrangements provide.
It’s a little rock, a little country, and the acoustic tracks provide an insight into the most intimate moments of a genuine Australian songwriter.