Matt Maltese has shared his new single and video, ‘Museum’.
Featuring backing vocals from Sorry’s Asha Lorenz, it’s the latest cut from his upcoming album ‘Driving Just To Drive’, set for release on 28th April via Nettwerk.
Matt says: “This song, along with [previous single] ‘Mother’, was really a building block for the album. It came from really reflecting on my relationship to my hometown of Reading. You change a lot but these places hold those different versions of yourself that you were and that you can’t change. I always couldn’t wait to leave Reading… it had that middle-ground feeling between city and countryside, and I craved the city. It’s funny because I have often felt like my life didn’t really begin until I moved to London at 18. In some ways that’s true, but also there’s a whole life lived in this other place that I’ve frankly never really wanted to think about or write about.”
He continues: “I like my current self more than my teenage self, but I also realised it’s a shame to not see how the present is so intertwined and indebted to the past. Every day you’ve lived shapes who you’ve become, and Reading has been home for a lot of those days, even if it isn’t now. Even reacting against it has shaped me. I think I finally feel a lot more like I want to embrace it, even if I can’t relate to those years as much anymore.”
Check it out below.