Matthew E. White has announced the release of 'Big Love', the first single to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Big Inner (which is released by Domino on Monday the 21st of January).
Moving, redemptive and powerfully soulful, Big Inner is a timeless record told in seven songs that mingle memory with the rawness of any given human moment. The references - from the lyrics that echo the common conditions of love, death, seeking, and finding, to open tributes to artists like Washington Phillips, Allen Toussaint, Jorge Ben, Jimmy Cliff, and Randy Newman - are their own scavenger hunt through music history and through White's place in it.
A gifted jazz arranger and exceptional guitarist, White's vision for Big Inner was realised with the help of bassist Cameron Ralston and drummer Pinson Chanselle, who make up the core of his Spacebomb House Band and then embellished with horns, strings, and a choir - all culled from and roused by the venerable landscape of Richmond, Virginia and recorded in the attic of White's house in the city.
The single 'Big Love' will be released on 18 February 2013.
Matthew E. White Live Dates
Sun 21 April Bristol Thekla
Wed 24 April Glasgow Arches
Thurs 25 April Manchester Sound Control
Fri 26 April London Queen Elizabeth Hall