Matt Malone’s Sophomore Album, “The Frontlines,” Is Country At Its Best.
Matt Malone, a gifted artist from New Mexico, offers his new full-length project, “The Frontlines.” This collection of ballads with folk and pop music elements effectively exhibits all of the necessary components of country music. “The Frontlines” was recorded with award-winning producer and engineer Bill Palmer at Torreón Studio in Santa Fe. It runs 27-minute long and tells the story of starting over after a relationship ends. We can clearly say that this is a continuation of his 2020 debut album, “Handle,” as that one revolves around the break-up phase. In “The Frontlines,” Malone perfectly illustrates feelings such as restlessness, nostalgia, excitement, worry, and even grief that envelop a person when beginning a new life chapter.
Fusing heartfelt lyrics and flowing rhythms, “The Frontlines” proves Malone’s authenticity and passion, perfectly representing a turning point in his life. The overall feel is impressive, and it is tonally rich and musically engaging throughout. Special mention to Jon Graboff, who played the pedal steel on a few tracks and added more flavor to this project.
Matt Malone began his musical career at age four by playing the piano, and at the age of 13, he began playing guitar in rock and alt-country bands in the Washington, DC, area. Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Bon Iver, Ray LaMontagne, and Tyler Childers are just a few of the artists who have influenced him musically. He is well-known for writing emotionally honest songs, and “The Frontlines” is no exception to that.
Stream “The Frontlines” via your favorite music platforms, including Spotify and Bandcamp. Learn more about Matt Malone by following him on Instagram.
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