Once in a while there comes a singer who makes us dream. The 19-year-old Matt Maltese instantly pushed us out of reality. And it’s just him and the piano. Even If It’s a Lie is the début song of a singer who somehow follows the intensity of ballads like the ones from Ed Harcourt, Ryan Adams, the last year explosive Tobias Jesso Jr or even the big Jamie Cullum. And it’s a like an emotional roller-coaster, a slow roll of sensitive notes and words which somehow seem so very appropriate for every single moment. He is our new secret. One you could whisper to the ones you love.
Serve Somebody is a gentle indie-rock triumph that slides down our ears and invades our minds easily and without tricks.