Matthew McDaid was born and raised in Northern Ireland but moved with his family to the Barcelona region in 2005. In recent years, he has been building a reputation as one of the finest musicians on Spain’s Americana and folk circuit where his work is released on Joana Serrat’s Grand Canyon Records. His debut full-length release, ‘Off the Beaten Track’, was well-received internationally and was shared at New York’s International Americana Music Show as one of the highlights of 2017. Now, McDaid returns with a new collection, due for release on 18th September, which has been produced and mixed by John Morgan Askew (The Delines, Richmond Fontaine and Neko Case) and features a host of excellent guest musicians, including Serrat herself.
We are delighted to premiere the new video, which showcases McDaid’s full and layered sound, melodic vocal and excellent songcraft as it builds into a lush, upbeat anthem. McDaid explains the sentiment behind the song: “There’s a certain magic to be found in stories that make us feel like home. A universal spell that can hypnotise, transcending borders and backgrounds with the memory of first loves and budding dreams. ‘Look Away Sun Child’ owns a part of this magic, reflecting the lives of the small town day to day, where seldom change can be found and young lovers look towards new horizons.”
‘Look Away Sun Child’, the title track of the new EP, exudes quality and is accompanied by a quirky video to grab your attention and raise a smile. Enjoy the premiere and check out the EP.