Matt Maltese returns with new song ‘Mother’.
The track looks at a break-up from a fresh angle, by focussing on the departure of a Significant Other from a family setting. His first blast of new material since third album ‘Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow’, the song comes as the London artist prepares to open his North American tour.
Out now, ‘Mother’ has a drifting sense of naivety, one that only enhances the pervading theme of loss. Matt Maltese, as ever, is a master of melody, with the overriding pathos combined to a self-effacing lyrical wit.
“I had this sad, almost funny conversation with my mum a while back about breaking up with an ex-girlfriend. I’d known it had really affected her, and in her mind it was almost like a member of the family was just disappearing overnight. I realised more than ever the similarity between my own experience of heartache and hers. Just like you, they lose someone without choosing to lose someone, and they have even less agency than you do in the process.”
“I remember comforting her at the end of the conversation with a line I’d been told myself years before about the same relationship – “you’ll learn to love again,” I said – and both of us kind of laughed. You always feel like you’re the main one hurting in a break-up, but relationships can form these webs that intertwine the people around you into them, and that’s a lot of change and grief for everyone. And a lot of sad, almost funny conversations.”
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