Track Of The Day 6/3 – Matthew Hall


Scottish songwriter Matthew Hall seems to have a unique gift for connection. Musical from a young age, he’s always done it as a hobby, as a passion project. Settling down at Napier University in Edinburgh, he used his spare time to craft special cover versions, before placing these online.

Hesitantly at first, Matthew then grew in confidence – and so did his following. Within a few months millions of fans were enjoying his performances, immediately linking in to Matthew Hall’s wonderful voice and his empathetic delivery.

New single ‘Inconvenient’ – his first full, proper release – is a point of graduation, and it’s a sombre, cappuccino-soft slice of songwriting. Folk aspects skirt in the background, but Matthew Hall is brave enough to be open, and direct in his emotions.

Produced by Jonah Summerfield and crafted alongside fellow artist Der, ‘Inconvenient’ has already caused a huge stir online. The full video is now online, co-directed by Matthew Hall and Rory Barnes.

The songwriter picks up the story…

We stuck our heads together to come up with a concept that would show everything the song’s about in a video. It was shot in and around Glasgow where I’m from and grew up which was important to me. The video is essentially a back and forth of the good and bad bits of a relationship and shows the inconveniences that makes love worth it! Featuring myself and a friend of mine, Rachel Lambert.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Rory Barnes

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