This is Matt’s debut EP. He is based in Wales and has worked alongside another Welsh collective ‘Sound Of Wales’ whom I also recently reviewed. To understand Matt’s music better, he was recently interviewed by Mathew Reames of “All About Worship” where he described his writing as “geared towards the gathered Church”(http://www.allaboutworship.com/blog/interview-with-matt-richley). The lyrics are faith based, his music is clearly accessible to all!
This 6 track EP manages to bridge the devide (although small at times) between electronica and the synth sound of many Muse tracks! The opener, the album’s title track, builds into a synth landscape with Matt’s vocals providing the pinnacle! “Your Mercy”, is very Muse/Killers like , while to a much slower atmospheric backing, Matt sings in “You Are The Rock”about how, when all around is changing, he will remain focused. For a debut, this collection will draw you in with its heartfelt self penned songwriting and its absorbing music. One complaint…it’s too short!