Matty 'Dejavu' LP
Déjàvu is the debut solo album from Matthew Tavares, aka Matty. Originally released in 2018 as a digital only release, it now sees the physical release it rightly deserves. Produced by his good friend, the acclaimed producer / songwriter Frank Dukes, Déjàvu emerged during a period of rest for Matthew after heavy touring schedules with his former band BadBadNotGood. As with many of the most fertile creative minds, continual reinvention leads to exploration of new sounds and styles. Déjàvu sees a departure from the jazz of BadBadNotGood and a move into a more song-based storybook, with Matthew stepping up to the plate as lead-vocalist.
Even though on the surface the record could be loosely categorized in the rock / indie camp, its dreamy psych-pop vibe evokes much richer musical inspirations. Elements of jazz, AOR, and the compositions of 'golden-era' Brazilian arrangers such as Arthur Verocai enrich the songs. For the Mr Bongo release of Déjàvu thet have included the beautiful bonus track Verocai Pt. II which was a product of the same recording sessions and rounds off the record. Though a 'solo’ release, with its songwriting, content, and themes being very personal to Matthew, the record is backed by a cast of friends, family, including BadBadNotGood members.
Catalogue number: MRBLP207R
Label: Mr Bongo