Released: 28th April 2023
Matt Maltese has developed into one of our most impressive and beloved songwriters since he first emerged back in 2015. ‘Driving Just To Drive’ is his fourth album and is yet another example of a songwriter with an effortless touch for lush sweeping melancholy.
This is an album that signifies another step up in stature for Matt. Perfectly crafted melodies like the rolling widescreen grandeur of ‘Florence’ are complemented by sorrowful ballads like the plaintive ‘Hello Black Dog’. Of course, the record sounds fantastic with some of Matt’s best arrangements. A product of an artist entirely at ease with who he is. Whether happy or sad it’s all delivered by a voice that feels like a knowing and wise friend. Mature with just the right hint of clever playfulness ‘Driving Just To Drive’ is an easy listening delight.