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Rock: Acoustic Pop: Folky Pop Moods: Mood: Intellectual Moods: Type: Lyrical Folk: Alternative Folk

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Matthew de Zoete

Imagine Nick Drake cheering up a bit and living long enough to work with Beck. That's the vision conjured by Matthew de Zoete on his latest album Colour Film. Produced by Les Cooper (Jill Barber, Good Lovelies) and graced with beautiful harmonies by Julie Fader (Sarah Harmer, Great Lake Swimmers), Colour Film calls for a darkened room, good headphones, and a glass of single malt.

With the title track inspired by old family Super 8s, the album’s 11 songs display the tight focus and imagery of a short film. These songs range from quiet ballads to muscular pop gems, rewarding the careful listener with surprising arrangements and a gorgeous atmospheric soundscape. Featuring an inspired rhythm section, lush keyboards, and sparkling pedal steel, Colour Film provides a modern home for a songwriter with a timeless aesthetic. Matthew blows the dust off sincerity and sings about everything from grandparents and divorce to washing dishes.

Since releasing his debut album Across the Sea in 2006 (followed by 2008's Bottom of the World), Matthew has toured relentlessly throughout North America and Europe, earning a reputation for smart songwriting and wry humour. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Luke Doucet, Jenn Grant, Great Lake Swimmers, and Justin Rutledge, and he's performed at many festivals including North by Northeast, Canadian Music Week, In the Dead of Winter (Halifax), and Stukafest (Netherlands).

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