Monday, March 8, 2010

Matt Clark

A few days ago, a friend of mine showed me YouTube videos of Matt Clark, a singer/guitar player from Detroit. The kid's like 20 years old, sitting in front of his webcam covering songs from Aaliyah to the Backstreet Boys to Stevie Wonder, and making it all beautiful. He manages power and breathiness all at once, and listening to him is like wrapping yourself in velvet - or as he describes it, peanut butter. From his his Facebook fan page:

"Hello. My name is Matthew Clark and I'm a gentle giant who wants to trick you into thinking about your role in the universe. That can be a tough pill to swallow, so I hide it in the peanut butter of my soft voice and mellow compositions."

Look at those backgrounds, too. Is that a Hannah Montana poster I see? It's refreshing to see this kind of talent without the pretension. Although he's not without style - check out these t-shirts he has for sale on his MySpace.