Matt Tarka

Song Premiere: Matt Tarka “Comets”

Listen & Watch Song Premieres

Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Matt Tarka’s song “Comets,” from his forthcoming album. The album was recorded at Low Watt Recording in Savannah, GA; produced by Ted Comerford
with additional production and engineering by Rich Stine.  It was mixed by Mitch Easter at Fidelitorium Recordings, and mastered by Scott Craggs.  Cover artwork is courtesy of  M.R. Morrison:

“Comets” is Matt Tarka on acoustic guitar and vocals; Rich Stine on electric guitar, bass, and keyboards; and Steve Julian on drums and percussion.

The lyric video was produced by Brendan Kelly, guitarist in the bands A Fragile Tomorrow and So Sure (MPress Records).

“Comets” uses suspense and sustain to conjure the sunrise and takes a turn into questioning.  Matt Tarka uses his songwriter’s vocabulary to remind us of the intangibles of the human experience.   “Offer me a glimpse of who you are, while perfect strangers make believe.” Do we ever truly know another person?  Likely not. So what’s it all for?  Listen and consider.

“Comets” was born out of sleep deprivation. Each protagonist in this song is trying to be a good version of themselves, though obstacles like immaturity and self-sabotage get in the way and alter their perceived realities. — Matt Tarka

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