Monday, December 6, 2010

CD Review: Matt Ryd - Looking For A Home

Singer-songwriter (and prolific blogger) Matt Ryd’s latest CD, Looking For Home contains a remixed/remastered version of his previously released power pop gem, “Healed,” along with 10 new radio-friendly tracks. It’s available as a combination physical CD/digital download for $10 at his website. At times, Ryd comes across as a more likable version of John Mayer; with an easy-going voice and a knack for catchy songs about romantic relationships.

The previously mentioned “Healed” is a fast and energetic song built on synthesizer and guitars, while “For So Long” celebrates the joy of true love with a good-time, mid-tempo arrangement. A few of the ballads, like “Home” and “Wondrin” might be a little too commercial for some rock or power pop fans. Still, “When I Fall” grooves to a slinky beat and "Over You" gets spiked with some hard-hitting drums. All in all, Looking For Home is a highly polished effort, but it would be fun to hear Ryd add even more rougher-edged material his next time out.

1 comment:

Matt Ryd said...

Hey Terry! Thanks so much for the thoughtful review! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the album!

If anyone wants a peak at one of the songs mentioned in the review, I just put up a music video for the tune "For So Long". It's basically 3 minutes of a tall, lanky musician awkwardly dancing like a fool--it's a good laugh, if I do say so myself. ;-)

Thanks again!
- Matt

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