Well, if it’s good enough for Hemingway…
Do you remember when artists actually took the time to construct seemingly arcane components such as ‘a melody’ and ‘lyrics’ for a new single rather than just shooting an expensive video somewhere like the Louvre, deafening you with flash and cash? You do? Give a big grin so, because Gavin Glass is back again, with the third single for his already highly praised forthcoming album, ‘Opus Pocus’.
‘Matador’ continues on from where his last two releases, ‘You’re Gonna Break Your Daddy’s Heart’ and ‘Thirty Somethings’ – both of which garnered some serious national airplay – left off. This is big music – pounding drums, a bass line you could hang shelves off, ringing guitars, Glass’ yearning vocals, and – yes! – hand claps behind the solo.
The lyrics tell the oldest story in the book – the boy is in love, and can’t believe his good fortune. He knows he’ll be her albatross, if she’ll have him, but he can’t help himself. Where does the ‘Matador’ of the title come into things? Is he there just because he rhymes with ‘floor’ and ‘before’? Perhaps, but it doesn’t matter when the song is this good!
Let’s look at it another way. The word Matador comes from the Latin mactator or mactatoirs, meaning one who slaughters, a killer. And that’s what this track is, a stone killer.
‘Opus Pocus’, the new album from Gavin Glass will be launched in Whelan’s on the 13th of July.