Matthew Ross Smith | Postcards EP

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Postcards EP

by Matthew Ross Smith

Matthew Ross Smith's debut EP release "Postcards" blends reflective, sittin'-on-your-suitcase folk with upbeat 50's skiffle and playful indie rock to create a musical "conversation between generations."
Genre: Folk: Skiffle
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1. Postcards
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3:53 $0.99
2. Skiffle
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2:29 $0.99
3. Hypothetical Love Song
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4:36 $0.99
4. Tiny Miracles
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5. Wave Me On
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Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
All the songs on the Postcards EP were written during a 30-day journey across America, what I called “The Spaces Between Your Fingers Project.” My goal was to “re-connect”—to meet 3,000 new people—.001 of the American public—and personally hand every one of them a postcard. On one side of the cards was a simple question: “If your time was short, and you could tell your own child or grandchild just one thing, one piece of advice, what would it be?” The other side was left blank. The goal was to create a fun-but-still-meaningful conversation between generations.

When I finally staggered home, I found a bushel of amazing postcards, mailed from all over North America. But I also had these songs, which in time I came to think of as little postcards in themselves, mailed from younger versions of myself, reminding me not only where I’d been, but what I’d been feeling. They transport me back to that desolate, moonlit parking lot in South Dakota, intensely lonely, imagining I had someone to sing with (Hypothetical Love Song), or passing through the town where Buddy Holly’s plane was supposed to have landed in half a century ago (Skiffle), or, nearing collapse at the end of the journey, wanting so badly to be home with my loved ones (Wave Me On). That's the most you can ask of a postcard, I think- that it preserve a snapshot in time.


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