MATTHEW MOLE (SFA)
MATTHEW MOLE (SFA)
The list of local artists who can be described as multi-instrumentalist blending, nu-folk is quite short. In fact, that mouthful only really applies to one – Matthew Mole.
Ghost contains Matthew’s typical eclectic blend of folk, electronica undertones and positive vibes. “While the new album contains the usual traits,” says Matthew, “I have experimented with electronics a lot more and I’ve introduced a bit of a ‘bigger’ sound in terms of instrumentation.” The inspiration behind the album, he says, is overcoming all sorts of difficulties. It is also what inspired the album’s title. A quirky addition is that the ghost that graces the cover has a name – and his own Instagram account! “While he is cute,” explains Matthew, “Olly, which is short for Oleander, represents fear.” And that is exactly what Ghost is all about. “The songs on this album represent fighting difficult situations in life. A lot of the difficulty comes down to fear or insecurity. The ghost represents those insecurities,” he explains. “It is something that intimidates us when we feel most vulnerable, but which ultimately has no power over us because we know that things will get better.” Matthew wrote all the songs himself – with the help of Josh Klynsmith’s ‘magic ear’ on two of the tracks – and the album was recorded in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London over the course of a year. He admits that the album is different to anything he has ever done. “But it is the best music I have ever written, and I believe that there is a message in the songs that anyone can relate to.” While he finds it difficult to pinpoint a favourite track, he says that Back to You – which, incidentally, is the next single off the album – is his favourite to play. Describing it as an up-tempo, happy- aggressive song, Matthew explains the inspiration behind the track. “In most situations, if we let fear creep in, it keeps us from saying what we truly feel. This song is about speaking up for yourself when you are feeling intimidated. It is talking about something that we all need to hear, that will have a positive impact on our lives. It also has a badass guitar part!”
Nu Folk, Indie, Singer/Songwriter | Support: HOLLIE COL
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