Following on from the success of his chart topping single Feels Like Yesterday earlier this year - In This Town, written with Allan Caswell and produced by acclaimed and multi-award winning producer Matt Fell, has all the makings of a hit single.
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In This Town is a song about a beautiful little town, a place where everyone wants to live, where everyone’s got your back, no matter who you are, what you do, or what you look like. If you’re going through a hard time - the people will help you through it.
Wanting to capture the essence and importance of close communities, Matt shot some of the footage in his home town, Ermington. Some of the scenes were shot at his buddy Dave’s Cake Shop, at his neighbour’s place who Matt’s known for over 30 years, Castle Hill Boxing Club and at a dear friend Tom’s coffee shop, Laziza Café.
“One thing I always try and do, is get friends to play cameo roles in my videos. In this one I managed to get my mates Wayne, Tom & Dave little parts, I reckon they get a kick out of it, says Matt.
The first verse is about a much loved old boxer that everyone knows, he’s a little punch drunk & hard to understand, when he walks down the road they still call him “champ”.
The second verse is about a woman who has lost her husband in Iraq, and raising three kids under seven on her own. In her town – she is the hero.
The song was nothing more then an unfinished chorus when Matt first joined Allan Caswell for a songwriting session.
“When I played the chorus idea to Allan, it really struck a chord with him, he immediately came up with the line ‘nobodies a nobody in this town,’ that went on to set the tone for the rest of the song. From there, Matt Fell weaved his magic, he worked so hard on this track, sonically it sounds so different to my other albums, I love his production on this song."
In This Town is mixed by world class mixing engineer & producer Paul Lani in the USA and mastered by award winning Paul Stefanidis of Viking Lounge Mastering. Paul also shot and directed the music video for In This Town along with Matt’s previous video, Feels Like Yesterday, nominated for Independent Music Video Of The Year.