Discovery: Mat Hunsley

Mat Hunsley is a singer songwriter from Newcastle who is new to us but launched his career over five years ago. Following the launch of his debut EP, though, he experienced a period of burnout. Thankfully for us, he’s back with an incredible new single called Backward Steps.

By Graeme Smith

Before his hiatus, Mat was drawing some serious plaudits from taste making blogs and it’s easy to understand why through the first few bars of Backward Steps. His voice is smooth and rich; his lyrics, intelligent and memorable. Musically, things are easy-going but have a hidden depth for the careful listener. In the song, Mat addresses his career setback head on and comes out stronger because of it.

You can check out Backwards Steps below.

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