Matt Zaddy
Singer-songwriter, Matt Zaddy releases his folk rock-modern soul single, ‘Busy.’

Artist: Matt Zaddy

Single: ‘Busy;’ Produced and mixed by: Ross Citrullo; Mastered by: Joao Carvalho at Joao Carvalho Mastering; Recorded at: RHC Studios, Toronto 2018-2019

Powerfully infusing their heart’s true content into their songs can be an invigoratingly freeing experience for musicians. Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Matt Zaddy, is masterfully and successfully conveying his true feelings in his new single, ‘Busy,’ which appears on his new seven-track folk rock-modern soul album, ‘Be,’ which is being released today. The musician, who’s one of Canada’s most promising artists, crafted an upbeat and dynamic aesthetic for the relatable, lively tune, which stirs up feelings of people fighting to save a romantic relationship that’s begun to deteriorate.

The eclectic, sensual ‘Busy’ begins with an intriguing blend of blues and rock-driven guitar riffs. Zaddy then begins to croon about how their bond has become relegated to a riot and battle of words. The lyrics also highlight how they often get into fights easily, as he notes that he and the person he’s with spends too much time feeling as though they’re right. As a result of their differences in opinions, they start to slip away from each other, until there’s nothing left to fight for in their connection. He emotionally adds that their bond continues to deteriorate until he can no longer stand the fight.

Zaddy’s latest song is also endearing in the sense that it features pulsating percussion and bass, which help support his dynamic, raspy vocals. ‘Busy’ is a robust single that’s full of life and personality, which creates a lasting, mesmerizing first impression. Along with its subtle, captivating elements of funk and jazz, he proves what a soulful, thought-provoking and relatable singer-songwriter he is, who truly understands real-life emotions.

The seductive blues-rock vibes and pop-inspired sensibilities that are included on Zaddy’s latest single help make it a brilliantly captivating entry in today’s musical world. Fueled by vibrant instrumentals and soulful vocals and lyrics that will surely engage listeners on a deeply human level, the musician proves how vital he is to the current musical landscape with ‘Busy.’

The evocative folk-rock-soul-R&B track highlights how the singer has realized that he’s been guilty of wanting to be right so much that he doesn’t care who he hurts in the process, which made him realize that there has to be a better way to make a relationship work. The musician notes that people should have open and honest conversations when their relationship becomes broken in the stellar, vital tune, which proves that he’s an artist who should be taken seriously, and is about to take the world by storm.

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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