Former Matie, Matt Carstens, has steadily built up a committed following in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. As of yesterday he officially dropped a brand-new banging single. “High” is the first single to be released this year by singer songwriter Matt Carstens.
Having been a live feature on his setlist for several months, fans will be happy to hear that Carstens has adapted his live, loop-pedal hit into a brilliant studio hit. Showcasing Carstens’ lyrical prowess through his distinguished voice, “High” takes the listener through a dynamic 3 minutes. Opening with Carstens’ verses sung over old-school beats and a groovy new-school guitar riff, the listener is captivated and, like clockwork, your foot starts tapping to the beat.
The listener is then taken into a smooth melodic chorus that is stacked with sweet harmonies. Carstens reverts back to the skillfully phrased verse before dropping another catchy chorus. He then gradually ups the beat of the song until dropping a minimalist version of the chorus, keeping the listener intrigued, until going balls to the wall with a beautiful vocal solo over the climax of the song.
The song should become a welcome feature on your playlists and has an adaptability to any situation; whether it’s jamming out alone in traffic, upstairs on the Mystics’ dancefloor or even brushing your teeth, “High” will be a worthy track for the occasion. Be sure to check out Matt Carstens on social media for his next Stellenbosch gig. His performances have a reputation of good company, great tunes, and drunk and disorderly behaviour.
The tide ebbs and reveals the evening,
glistening on the cooling sand,
the sun like a large egg yolk cracked on the horizon.
The sea fog crawls onto the beach
and brings with it memories,
so many beautiful memories that,
like fish from a milky, slumbering depth, come up for a gulp,
a bite of fresh air.
and sit in silence
and sit in silence.
Your smile is a breath in the dark
as the sun is snuffed out.
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