Matt Maltese has released a new single, ‘Mother’, which ruminates on how the break-up process can affect more than just those in the relationship.
It marks the London-based singer’s first new music of the year, following his third album, ‘Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow’, which dropped last October. The release of ‘Mother’ hints towards a new project, the details of which are currently unconfirmed.
“I had this sad, almost funny conversation with my mum a while back about breaking up with an ex-girlfriend,” Maltese recalls. “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,” he continues. “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.”
You can listen to ‘Mother’ here, and watch the music video below:
Matt Maltese recently completed a run of sold-out UK tour dates, and now continues with a series of US shows.