Matt hurley

Following the release of his debut single “Pebbles” earlier this year, we present singer/songwriter Matt JR Hurley. Swanage, Dorset based singer/songwriter Matt has recently released his debut EP “Raising Questions”. Matt is a young man who has been through some trying situations in the last few years. He is an honest person and his reflections on the challenges to, and the security of his faith are poetically captured in his songwriting. No glib triumphalistic songs here, these songs are both modern laments and songs of hope and strength. His intention is to help point and direct his listeners to the hope and security of having an active faith and belief in God through his music by writing and singing about all circumstances we may find ourselves in, in our lives – both the good times and the bad. Because; regardless of any of our beliefs, life is not always easy.

Matt is totally passionate about bringing hope through the music he writes and facing the tough questions of life and faith and “Raising Questions” certainly reflects this – not just in the EP’s title, but in the songs and their themes too, featuring thoughtful melodies and powerful choruses performed by a group of his musician friends – all framed around Mattís acoustic guitar playing. Mattís songs are grounded in a folk/roots feel as highlighted in the tracks “Shout to the Sky” and “Spinning Circles”, through to the more pop-tinged “My Soul Sings”.

Matt hurley

Also included is the afore-mentioned debut single “Pebbles” which is an ethereal track dealing with the theme of loss. The final track on the release; which is built on a gentle pulsing march, ìThe Promise of Redemption and Hopeî makes the very important point of no matter what we may encounter in our lives, there is actually something more for us all. It’s powerful storytelling and real earthy testimony and experience. With a maturity beyond his years, when you listen to this collection of songs itís hard to believe that Matt only started songwriting seriously last year!

Track Listing
Shout to the Sky
My Soul Sings
Spinning Circles
The Promise of Redemption and Hope


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