Matt’s new single, ‘Annabelle’, combines classic Australian influences with modern country feels and it is easy to draw comparison to Paul Kelly and Ryan Adams in the songwriting, vocals and band arrangements. Crafted by the award-winning producer Matt Fell, ‘Annabelle’ debuted at number 5 on the iTunes country charts.
There is no doubt Ward is forging his own space within the Australian Country scene. Since the release of his debut EP in 2016, he has showcased at Australian Music Week, performed at some of Tamworth’s hottest events including ‘Late Nite Alt’ and ‘Country Music Cocktails’, and has also been selected to showcase for the Americana Music Association of Australia.
With soulful vocals, a compelling narrative and rich songwriting arrangements, Matt Ward may prove to be one of the best finds in recent years.