Music Artist: Matthew James Allen
Genre: Positive Indie Folk
Label: Artistry Entertainment Group
Matthew James Allen is a singer/songwriter from Texarkana, a town in east Texas. You and Don’t Let Go are singles from his upcoming album.
MJA serenades us in this ballad titled You. The lyrics are pretty much what you’d expect, but the singer makes it work. The vocals come across as gentle and honest, and the strumming complements it. The background vocals and score could’ve been toned down a little, as they try a bit too hard to create that extra magic. I’d love to listen to a completely stripped down version of this song!
- Don’t Let Go ft. Hope Mulkey
A subtler, more nuanced song that is so personal, you can feel it evoke that something inside you that most pop songs don’t anymore. The opening beats settle you in, and the instrumentation, in general, is a treat for the ears. It is intricate and gratifying and is in complete contrast to the plea in the singer’s voice.
The lyrics are unafraid to betray vulnerability and have the power to transport you to another place. It culminates into a version of the chorus that soars. Itis so cathartic, it might leave you stunned.
Verdict: Matthew James Allen gives us music that’s honest and wholesome!