Discovery: Thin Lear

Thin Lear, aka Matt Longo, is an American singer-songwriter with a touch of Joni Mitchell about him.

By Graeme Smith

The things that captured me most about Thin Lear’s new track Your Family is the pure emotion rendered in it. The song tells the story of finding yourself through grief and it’s immediately apparent in the arrangement even before Matt’s songwriting spills in. Though the track feels fresh, there is a vein of traditional folk running through it and the artist it most reminded me of was Joni Mitchell is the sense of evoking such emotion in a tale that’s so grounded in reality.

Taken from Thin Lear’s new album Wooden Cave you can check out Your Family below.