It’s been a while since we heard from Matt Corby but let’s face it – ‘Brother’ is still a bop, seven years on.
Lucky for us, the ex-Australian Idol runner up has dropped a new single, ‘No Ordinary Life’, the first offering from his forthcoming new album due for release later this year.
Premiering on Triple J’s Breakfast with Ben & Liam, the new single transports the listener into Corby’s kaleidoscopic reimagining of the world. The slice of shimmering psychedelic splendour, taps a bold new direction by twisting a mind-bending melody, around a confronting but ultimately uplifting lyric.
“On No Ordinary Life, we were using Willy Wonka as a reference, literally, as a way to write melodies. I know that sounds a bit crazy, but that film has some strong melodic ideology,” Corby said. “For some reason when you say Willy Wonka, it sets a mood – this magical, hyper-melodic, crooning, beautiful thing, a journey into the whimsical. We tried to make this song and a few others in that vein – as joyous as possible, which is definitely a change to what I used to do.”
You’ll notice that the song sways away from Corby’s earlier folksy acoustic style, but we are all for these mushroom-psych trip inspired tunes. But, what inspired Corby to make another album? Funnily enough, it was the approaching arrival of his baby!
“When I found out that we were going to have a baby, I obviously did the guy thing and freaked out. And then I was like….I really should get my s**t together and make another record.”
Matt Corby’s single ‘No Ordinary Life’ is out now.