TRACK REVIEW: Mat Hunsley – Backward Steps | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Five long years ago, Mat Hunsley released his gentle and uplifting EP To Being Free, and now, for the first time since then, Mat is back with possibly his finest work yet.

With consoling lyrics like “It’s OK to feel blue if it’s a difficult time for you”, the comforting sound of acoustic guitar and wonderfully passionate motifs to garnish, Backwards Steps has the aura of a buoyant sigh by a raindrop-streaked window. All this is backed by a gloriously groovy backbone of drums, giving the song an intriguing offbeat feel and supporting Mat’s warm vocals and insightful lyrics throughout.

Mat’s long-awaited follow-up release is by no means a letdown. To any fans of his: prepare to love his music anew.


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