The compelling thing is perhaps the real sense that these are two artists coming together with purpose and fire; describing their music as ‘for the underdog and the working class’, their debut release ‘Voices’ – already at over 200K views, conjures both incandescence and morality – two nameless artists fighting the good fight. It’s very much a story for our times.
Speaking on the track, Carter states: "'Voices' is a song for anyone who dares to be weird or different. Some people hate what they can't understand. This song is for everyone that tunes out that negative to create a positive."
The video mirrors this same sentiment, but it is a bit more personal. Carter adds, "The coffin and church symbolize the death of my own toxic relationship within myself, and the birth of a new, stronger, more confident person."
Despite their anonymity, Matty Carter + Ariel, because of this fierce sense of justice and strength, have created the kind of cult following usually reserved for the characters within songs themselves. The good fight and the passion have seen them cultivate a unique and exciting vitality.