On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“,multi-instrumentalist, Matt Dorsey, to release new progressive-pop-rock album, Let Go.
Matt Dorsey, a multi-instrumentalist, composed and recorded the new album, Let Go. It represents a stylistic amalgamation of all of the bands and artists who had an impact on him, including Rush, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, XTC, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan, and others. Progressive pop-rock can be used to describe it.
Matt sings and plays percussion, keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums on two of the songs. Jonathan Mover plays drums on three tracks, and Marco Minnemann plays drums on three more. A keyboard solo that Dave Kerzner wrote for one of the songs is performed by him.
“Let Go is a collection of songs that cover many aspects of life,” explained Matt Dorsey. “I studied philosophy in college and the first song I wrote following my studies was MAN, which is something of a summary of the human condition and a celebration of the mystery and miracle of human existence. Following my college days, I shifted my focus from western to eastern philosophy and you can hear a sense of that influence in the song Echo which expresses a deep connection with all living things.
“Let Go, too, is a reflection of the eastern philosophical tradition expressing a sort of taoist disposition toward the flow of things and a zen-like non-attachment. Waiting for the Fall and Castles Made of Sand are a bit darker, expressing a more existential despair, the one about perpetual failure and the other about the fleeting nature of time.
“But, to round the album out, Compromise, Dangerous and Impossible Friends are more straight-forward love songs. Life is many things. Art should reflect that. ‘Let Go’ is an album about the philosophy of life.”
From Orange County, California, Matt Dorsey is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for founding Sound of Contact, but he has also performed with Beth Hart, Dave Kerzner, In Continuum, and the all-star progressive rock cover band ProgJect.
“I hope those who listen to my music actually get something meaningful or useful out of it, even if it’s just the enjoyment of the rhythms and melodies or the tapping of the foot,” said Matt Dorsey. “If one gleans anything more deeply significant, all the better. If I’m honest, I write and play music entirely for the sheer joy of it. I guess that’s a bit selfish to say. That said, I know there is power in music, to be sure, and it can move people in very potent ways. I feel privileged to be a part of that. I guess to sum it up my message is simply, life is extraordinary and we would do well to look longer and more carefully at it.”
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