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Matthew J.Ruys - Single Review: Rainbows

02 Dec 2019 // A review by Corinne Rutherford

Award winning Kiwi veteran, LA based recording artist Matthew J. Ruys has released the brand new bright and funky single Rainbows, just in time for those feel good summer vibes.

Rainbows is the follow up track to the infectious People X People which features Speech, from Matthew's album Things Broken, Things Awoken.

The song made me smile from beginning to end. Triggering so many different memories of youthful sunny days. This is such a happy and positive track, delivered in a smooth RnB style, reminiscent of jams you might find on a 1990's playlist. Hearing Rainbows is a like joyous injection of musical soul food. The artwork accompanying this single is cheerful and bright, bordering on psychedelic.

Listening to this tune is like entering a time machine in more ways than one. I found myself transported back to a simpler time by a catchy beat and melodic vocals. There is such a carefree vibe about Rainbows, you can’t help but smile.

This has to be the most poolside perfect song I have heard so far this year.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Matthew J.Ruys

It may have been 20 years since we last heard music by award-winning recording artist Matthew ‘Matty J’ Ruys, but that wasn’t the last time he shared his musical talents and skills with us. From writing and producing K'Lee’s infectious pop album which garnered 4 chart hits; or signing and executive producing Dei Hamo’s ride to the number 1 spot on the airwaves; or discovering and leading Brooke Fraser all the way to her 7 x platinum debut, Matthew has been behind more NZ music success stories than you might have imagined.

After spending a few years based in Singapore and curating Asia’s answer to SXSW, Matthew made the move to the US and set up shop in Santa Monica, where he reconnected with long-time friend and music collaborator Mark Tierney (Strawpeople). Together they set up a recording studio at the back of Matthew’s house and started casually playing around with a handful of musical ideas. Before they knew it, through collaboration, both Matthew and Mark found themselves working on what would become their respective solo albums.

Now, the first single from Matthew J. Ruys’ upcoming album finds him joined by good friend SPEECH from multi-Grammy-winning hip hop group Arrested Development.

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