The soul of Matthew E White

Saturday, 16 February, 2013

Faith is one of the themes of Big Inner, the new album by rising star Matthew E White. The closing track, Brazos, tells of two fleeing slaves and how they turn to the religion of their former owners for protection It ends with a gospel mantra: “Jesus Christ is our lord / Jesus Christ, he is your friend.” The country-soul of Matthew E White is original and for those in need of an antidote to the Beyoncé hangover, Big Inner is the cure. White, from Virginia, is a son of the American South and if you listen closely, you’ll hear echoes of Games People Play by Joe South here.

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