This latest release “My Love Is Forever” from “Eric Matthys” offers listeners a chaotic and glistening soundscape that fuses creative, experimental instrumentation with a distinctly modern hip-hop rhythm and vibe. At under four minutes long the experience is notably brief, however – the brightness, pace, and color of the track leave a memorable mark.
The music that pours through as you press play is vibrant and uplifting, it’s a bright and energetic soundscape that comes with a touch of nostalgia, though the finish is undoubtedly fresh and well polished. Eric Matthys
’s performance is one that works in unison with the beat and the instrumentation, as opposed to merely sitting on top of it. His lyricism presents a string of stories and ideas, his flow evolves throughout, remaining relevant to the moment at every turn, keeping you interested, and furthermore, never failing to surprise you.
The release has power because of everything involved in its make-up. The melody is all at once calming and distant, feeling right there in the room at first, then seeming much further away from you – much like the experiences detailed in the lyrics. The song switches from hip hop vocal to the melodic one much more frequently than expected, adding to that unusual structural approach and really just enhancing the creative freedom and identity of the sound. This collaboration between producer and performer has made for something that stands out in a unique and fresh way.
From a songwriting perspective, the single is really well arranged – beautifully gentle on the whole, including just enough change as things progress, leading to that final climactic moment before it all comes lovingly to a close. The lyrics offer one-line sentiments and images that work well in line with the rhythm and the uplifting nature of the melody. The whole thing appears before you like a piece of acoustic, melodic poetry. The concept is deeply personal but has been approached in a widely accessible way, which is likely to make it connect with any number of lovers who hear it. The hook, the key line, has just enough of that something special required to leave a lasting effect.
As a performer, Eric Matthys showcases everything required to make this kind of music reach out. Stay tuned with this awesome soul to witness many more awesome works in the future as well.