Singer/Songwriter Matt Koelsch has released his brand new single Incomplete in advance of his upcoming EP Thinking of You dropping on July 14th! The new single features catchy vocals, warm cello and melancholy melodies. Koelsch (pronounced ‘kel-sh’) has built a musical career around stirring lyrics, percolating rhythms, and soaring vocals, that are inspired by the highs and lows of his life growing up in New Englad. During the height of the recession, Koelsch took a leap of faith from steady job in finance, to leap into the turbulent music industry and has been pursuing his passion as a full-time recording and performing artist from his new home in Los Angeles. Koelsch recalls feeling a transforming moment when he left his prior life to embark on his journey as an artist saying, “I walked out of the doors of the financial building in Post Office square, I had this feeling of an enormous sense of relief, freedom and uncertainty”. His passion and talent was rewarded soon after with a scholarship to the renowned Berklee College of Music. Since leaving the financial world behind, he plays around 170 dates a year, sells thousands of CDs, and has shared the stage with members of legendary bands like REM, Pink Floyd, and Toto.
Thinking of You was co-produced with Eugene Toale (Kanye West, Las Cafeteras) and is a product of Koelsch being across the country from his old life and now in the City of Angels. “Being in this setting during my late 20’s early 30’s has affected my writing because it has made me more vulnerable” says Koelsch. “There is more time and space to explore and discover when you are in a completely new and foreign setting, removed from the comforts of your close network of relationships”. The new EP also features the single Perfectly Aligned, which showcases Koelsch’s catchy vocals and upbeat melodies for a perfect danceable summer jam. Thinking of You is a romantic ballad with yearning lyrics and simple guitar melodies and soothing rhythms that highlight his own unique interpretation of the indie/folk/pop genre.
Listen to the new single and connect with Matt below for all his latest updates. Download Incomplete and the new EP on iTunes on July 14th!