Release Date: Mar 11, 2016
Record label: Atlantic
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
“I get angry at myself for trying to impress you,” coos singer/songwriter Matt Corby three songs into Telluric, his full-length debut. Of course, like any R&B vocalist worth his salt, Corby sounds neither angry nor like he’s trying to impress. In fact, he tempers the passions that define this album with an often buttery-smooth delivery, even when he raises his voice.
It’s taken some time, five EPs-worth to be precise, but Australia’s finest breakthrough Matt Corby has finally arrived with his debut album Telluric. Produced by Dann Hume (Snakadaktal, Sticky Fingers) and Corby himself, the record represents an artist’s struggle for perfection, and it comes near enough close to it. A moody bass chords lead the slow and sultry album-opener “Belly Side Up”, in which we find a solipsistic Corby reflect on his past: “I had to call up enlighten me / Up onto the way I saw the issues on dependency”.