Something Like A Storm
If early millennium melodies and modern beats had a baby, that baby would be Matthew Good’s Something Like A Storm.
For over 20 years, this Canadian music legend has been wowing audiences with elegant harmonies and rough but sophisticated vocals. And with 11 studio albums and 21 Juno award nominations behind him, Matthew Good is still blazing ahead and creating wondrous works of musical art.
Fans of “Apparitions” and “Strange Days” will appreciate the nostalgic feel of tracks like “Men at the Door” with its surrealist tones and robust harmonies.
Adversely, many music fans in general will love the creative growth that Good showcases in the track “Bad Guys Win.” The heavy beats, reverberated guitar solos, and electronic effects demonstrate that Good still has many tricks up his sleeve and isn’t afraid to challenge himself.
Then there is the dramatic title track “Something Like a Storm.” The seductive and melancholic string intro creates a brief moment of peace that crescendos to a concussive shift into a guitar solo. Turbulent and beautiful, “Something Like a Storm” is a magnificent song.
Finishing off the nine-track album is the heart-wrenching song “Bullets In a Briefcase.” Emotional and poignant, Good’s vocals tear at the soul. The transition from the piano accompaniment in the first part of the track, to the dramatic guitar in the second part of the song stirs the imagination. With every note played and sung its obvious that Good is keenly aware of how to create a haunting atmosphere within a song, a feeling that will unsettle audiences but leave them begging for more.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: MATTHEW GOOD – SOMETHING LIKE A STORM