Fade Into You

I wanted to kick off the new year with a cover I did last year of Mazzy Star's Fade Into You.  This was originally created as a pitch for a movie trailer last year, and it's also only the second cover I've ever done.  (The first was Lana Del Rey's Dark Paradise with Tania Zygar, which recently got a new life as some Suicide Squad fans made a fan video of the Joker and Harley Quinn, and used our little musical love child to illustrate the tale.  5 million views later here we are, thanks guys...)  

I was listening to a lot of Ben Frost at the time, and the giant kicks followed by a swell in noise only to be ducked down again by the next kick was heavily influenced by his track, "Killshot."  I really had a ton of fun doing this one as it combined so much of my background in rock music and playing guitar while at the same time still keeping a large amount of cool glitchy programming and the atmospheric thing I've come to be known for over the years (thanks Eventide reverb).  It's hardly a complete departure, but certainly a look into what's coming next.  I hinted a bit at this with tracks like "Inside My Head" and "Consider This," but it's really coming full circle now.  

If you're already on my mailing list, you will have received an email containing the track.  If not, you get it if you sign up with the link on the home page.  Seems fair?  I will doing a lot of email communication in the near future and this seemed like a great way to kickstart it a bit (and my heart. fuck yeah motley crue).

The new EP is nearly done.  2 out of the 3 tracks are completely finished, minus some minor mixdown tweaks, and the third should be done in a week.  Looking at an early April release most likely.

Anyhoo, I'm off to film an episode of Pensado's Place right now.  I'm incredibly honored to be a guest on the show (I've been watching it since its inception), and I'm beyond excited to share it once it's live.

Cheers,
Matt