River Matthews announces Birmingham show

Despite his youthful years, the music of River Matthews flows from a uniquely timeless place. His distinctive voice, reminiscent of artists like Jeff Buckley and Sixto ‘Sugarman’ Rodriguez, creaks and rasps with wisdom and experience. His patient, personal blend of soul and folk effortlessly transcends eras and genres.

River met a fellow musician, songwriter and kindred spirit, Mike Needle, who introduced him to Jamie Scott, the singer, songwriter and producer who has worked with everyone from Michael Kiwanuka to One DirectionRon Sexsmith to Jessie Ware.

Jamie has now produced the debut EP Feels Like Morningand has been involved creatively along the way.

The EP in question features ‘Catherine’ and ‘Over’ – two beautiful ballads capable of bringing giants to their knees – as well as the poetic ‘Stars’, which was inspired by observing a clear night sky during an overnight stay outside of Inverness, and was written about his family. The title track, the soaring, upbeat ‘Feels Like Morning’ also started out as a slow song but took on a life and tempo of its own when he realized it was all about new beginnings; a perfect soundtrack for kickstarting a new career, you might say.

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River Matthews plays Ort Birmingham on Fri 10th November 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch an acoustic version of ‘Feels Like Morning’ below: