British pop has always venerated the outsider, the oddball, the eccentric.
It's part and parcel of the way we make music, an acceptance that those who exist outside the norm also quite often have the best tunes.
South London newcomer Matt Maltese takes this as the subject of new song 'Comic Life', a celebration of the recluse built around a truly lush melody.
It's about watching the world drift past, protected and defended by the pane of glass in your window. He explains:
"It’s about those pathetic moments when your life seems like one big Channel 4 sitcom. Moments when you don’t want to leave the house, you want another drink, you want to whine and, in my case, write another sad song."
Languid, evocative songwriting, it's one of the boldest moments yet in Matt Maltese' slim yet powerful catalogue.
Tune in now.
Catch Matt Maltese at the following headline shows:
7 Leeds Oporto
8 Manchester Soup Kitchen
9 Glasgow Broadcast
11 Brighton The Joker
12 Bristol Louisiana
13 London Moth Club
Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker
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