Seductively smooth blues-rock vibes meet with pop-inspired sensibilities and a brilliantly captivating, long-form melody on Matt Zaddy’s latest single Busy.
Offering up a full and vibrant, organic soundscape, the track still makes room for Zaddy’s naturally impressive and soulful vocals to hold your interest and engage on a deeply human level.
There’s a subtle swagger to this song, Zaddy’s voice meandering from the crack and rasp of blues-rock to the higher, near-falsetto delicacies of Gospel and RnB. Meanwhile, the lyrics paint a series of personal scenes, but these emerge with just enough vagueness to allow the listener to apply the whole thing to their own situation. We’re all too busy for the important things sometimes, too busy being right, self-involved, arguing. We should be busy being happy resounds from the quiet instrumental break, staying with you long after listening.
Musically there’s something of a funk-core to the track, fused with a singer-songwriter-esque purity, and a free-flowing style that tips its hat to the likes of Jason Mraz. All in all, a fine introduction to Matt Zaddy – a songwriter we’re likely to be hearing a lot more from in the coming months and years; and rightfully so.