Critics and fans are responding to Jon Matte’s voice and his intuitive, compelling songwriting, but also to the singular, standout sound of an instrument still uncommon in pop: the trumpet. “Yeah, the horn’s always going to be a secret weapon,” Matte says, smiling. “Something I can pull out and people go ‘What the fu*k’? To me it’s always been an anthemic instrument – it’s a battle call.”
In February 2017 the Montreal band returns with a highly anticipated second album Blue Ceilings: a mature, fully-formed sound that embraces the riddles of life and love, music that casts a spell. It is the human element, the spark, and the drive is bigger than ever.