Matte Black is a promising new act from San Diego, California. Earlier this week, they released their debut single, a propulsive song called “Pure” that contains strong, introspective vocals. There’s a soothing yet frenetic dichotomy to this song that I really enjoy.
Matte Black will release their debut album, I’m Waving, Not Drowning, in the fall. Here’s what they had to say about the album:
The record was mostly written during the global-wide shutdown due to Covid-19, and has spawned an introverted yet relatable sound. An album created in isolation touching on topics such as pain, panic, and suffering, yet conceiving a light at the end of the tunnel.
Matte Black is a trio comprised of Alex Gonzales, Bidi Cobra, and Daniel Corrales. Prior to forming the band, they worked as “supporting musicians” for other acts, including Julien-k , The New Division, and Moving Units.
They’ve been running a crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of releasing their album. You can support them here.