No map could tell the world just why I’m leaving / Because home is not a place – it’s a feeling.’
An anthem for the modern wanderer, ‘Home’ channels the complexity of emotions that travel stirs up into a pure, energising song of reflection and hope.
Raised on backyard jam sessions and good surf, man behind the music Matt Gresham is a down to earth Aussie artist who dreams big. Though a talkative and sunny personality, Matt wields a quiet intensity on stage that can truly hold a room, his audiences enthralled by a feather-light falsetto that skips the ears and flies straight for the heart.
With the likes of Jeff Buckley, Cat Stevens and John Mayer in the inspiration arsenal, Matt’s honest and arresting voice is his strongest weapon, captivating audiences from Perth to Paris and back again—because love of country, friends and family always seems to draw him home eventually.
“The song is a reflection of the search for home within myself,” Matt explains of the latest release, written in collaboration with LA songwriter Jaymes Young. “The search for freedom has no destination, so it’s a lesson for myself to keep moving forward, whether physically or mentally.”
Like so many of us, Matt uses music to help make sense of his life. “These days it’s easy to just run away from certain things. In my music, I face these things.” The result is a thing of beauty—simple yet powerful pop music built around a raw, acoustic core. Full of momentum and optimism, ‘Home’ is a soundtrack to the best moments in life that helps you get over the worst.
After years rocking local festivals and practically every watering hole on the west coast, a killer SXSW performance landed Matt a record deal with Warner Germany, prompting the move to Berlin which has seen Matt expand his technical repertoire, channel the challenges and inspirations of life in Europe into his songwriting and learn some good old fashioned German discipline along the way.
Though Matt flies the acoustic flag proudly, he’s not afraid to push genre boundaries, feeding influences from hip hop, RNB and underground electronica into his forthcoming debut album. With its release just around the corner, and support slots on international tours with James Arthur, Guy Sebastien and Shane Filan in the bag, Matt is breaking new ground across the water, with European audiences waking up to the sandy-haired crooner from the south.