Matthew Chaim Pays Sweet Tribute To His Father With New Single "Sunflowers"
We’re all missing somebody. Eternally, always, everywhere, we are all missing someone. On Matthew Chaim’s newest single “Sunflowers,” he gracefully wades through grief by missing his father in the form of a sunflower in the form of a song.
The Montreal-born, LA-based artist tells his story better than anyone can, so listen below to hear what Matthew had to tell us about “Sunflowers.”
From the get-go, “Sunflowers” is steeped in the kind of core-deep emotion only a bravely honest artist can unveil. Its sound is often big — looming synth buzzes as tall as monster shadows on the wall — but there’s an inherent softness to it all, courtesy of the memory the song seeks to immortalize. Matthew gives his all with his vocal performance in two different modes: a low, wispy moan and a gut-punch croon. In and out, Matthew’s voice travels, mimicked by the way the soundscape of “Sunflowers” sinks to soft strums and synth plumes then erupts into a maniacal, buzzing cloud of emotion.
“Sunflowers” is hard to listen to. The grief is palpable, expressed thoughtfully in tender melodies, but it’s an important ode, and Matthew has accomplished something both lovely and loving.
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Featured photo of Matthew Chaim by Leo Zuck