Matthew Barber’s new EP ‘No Singing Or Dancing‘ was released recently, and this song is taken from it. It is, as you might guess, a gentle folky thing capturing a quiet moment of contentment. Well, let’s say contentment – because the song was co-written by Barber and Jason Rutledge for a theatrical production of ‘The Graduate.’ We’re not sure exactly which scene it was for, but in that theatre adaptation it was a pure instrumental. That was some years ago and Matthew Barber has now added lyrics and there’s surely an intentional echo of Simon and Garfunkel to be heard.
Matthew Barber is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter who has been plying his trade for two decades, releasing ten records and touring across four continents along the way. His work has garnered a couple of Juno nominations, a handful of Canadian Folk Music award nominations, and even a pair of Montreal English Theatre awards for his musical contributions in the world of the dramatic arts. Busy guy!