Matt Steady – Theory of Ruins The Context Of Hopeful Blues Album Review

“Theory of Ruins”, is an album by Matt Steady, Singer/ song writer from Leicester, England. He chooses to identify his sounds with blues and folks, reflected in his intimate performances, but his recordings draw from a much broader palette of musical genre.

“Theory of Ruins”, gives us reasons to move up and on. You have to go somewhere from the darkness, don’t you? IS there a place to sit to rest the ruins of your pain? Not just blues, not just a Celtic revival, but a compassionate affair of the two, bringing winds from each territory to dance or fly to.

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Matt Steady - Theory of Ruins

Gentle blues licks with fierce melody guide you into Matt’s vocals, deep like the roots of Tom Waits, but with the heavy-hearted tug that Nick Cave gives us. “How many souls will I have touched?”. We talk about what music does to you, how it moves you. The first track blazes open with broken blues chords and a celtic undertone. The guitar playing is incredible and reminds me of old dark bar blues, the kind that leaves you in a good trouble. The lyrics keep you mindful of what the blues pushes you through, the different aches and woes, but with miles of strength.

I highly recommend this album to anyone who loves to breathe. There are no demons here – you just gotta move.

Stream Theory Of Ruins by Matt Steady on soundcloud or buy it on his Website