Photo by Nolan Hall
Nashville, TN – Tour dates have been announced for acclaimed singer/songwriter Matt Costa in support of his upcoming self-titled album to be released on February 12 via Brushfire Records. Matt Costa was recorded in Scotland and produced by long-time Belle & Sebastian/Mogwai collaborator Tony Doogan at his Castle of Doom studio. Belle & Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes and Bobby Kildea are also featured throughout the new 10-song collection.
Costa’s upcoming tour will begin on March 14 in Tucson, AZ, and includes stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta and Nashville before the first leg ends in Houston, TX on April 29. See below for a full list of tour dates.
For his fourth album, Costa had originally set out to make an album of folk/roots-inspired songs, but once he arrived in Glasgow, his initial idea evolved into something else entirely. Costa blends expansive horn and string arrangements with ethereal harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and warm vocals. The new tracks evoke elements of psychedelic 60’s pop, 70’s Laurel Canyon rock and British folk all fused with Costa’s penchant for pushing melodic boundaries. However, the singer does not hang on one style for the length of album. Matt Costa ranges from lush, elaborate arrangements (“Golden Cathedrals”) to nostalgic jangly pop (“Early November”) to dreamy folk (“Ophelia”) to enchanting ballads (“Eyes For You”).
The songs, sounds, lyrics and overall vibe of Matt Costa feature an artist who has taken his music to another level. Upon first listen, it is evident that Matt Costa has made a serious artistic statement with his strongest work to date.