Friday, May 23, 2014

Matthew Barber's Standout New Song: "Hold Me"

And, the week of incredible new album streams continues. Before it hits the shelves next week, Matthew Barber’s latest release, Big Romance, is now streaming over at CBC - and it’s every bit as big, romantic and swoon-inducing as you’d expect from the talented Canadian singer-songwriter. I’ve always had a soft spot for Barber (my hometown being the place he got his start recording and playing music) and admired his uncomplicated, poetic balladry. On the new album, his soft croon is polished and enticing throughout each song – leading me to think this might be his best vocal performance yet.

In particular, his smooth vibrato is perfection on “Hold Me” – the album’s first (and standout) track that features fellow musician and sister Jill Barber. “Hold Me” has all the ingredients of a heartwarming classic – particularly that minimalist, but beautiful, piano melody and a chorus fit to leave any romantic listener weak in the knees. 

Take a listen to the charming tune below, and be sure to pick up a copy of Big Romance on Tuesday via Outside Music.

1 comment:

  1. simply tear jerking and leaves you wanting more as it draws you in