After a successful release of his album Rainbow Valley last year, Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby — best known for his songs “Resolution” and “Brother“, amongst others — is back this week with a soulful single he collaborated with musician Tash Sultana on: “Talk it Out”. Of the track Corby says, “I wrote the song during the sessions for Rainbow Valley, but in a different way to the rest of the album. It didn’t feel like it was a fit for the record so I revisited it with Tash recently. Tash has a giant musical beast living inside of her, so I knew she could deal with whatever I threw at her. It was amazing to collaborate with someone like that and have her throw her musical stylings over the song.” Corby is scheduled to perform a headlining North American tour in the spring of 2020 which will include dates in New York’s Webster Hall, Los Angeles’ The Fonda, Chicago’s Metro, Seattle’s Neptune and more.
The two young artists have attained 6 multi-platinum singles and over 750 million streams on Spotify between the two of them. Sultana, who became well-known in 2016 thanks to her Bedroom Recordings videos on YouTube, has toured over 20 countries in the last 18 months and sold more than 500,000 tickets in addition to becoming the first artist in the world to sell out three dates at London’s Brixton Academy without having had an album released. Corby has recently performed sold-out shows at London’s Roundhouse and two nights at Kentish Town Forum.
She commented on “Talk it Out”: “We originally started having a jam in early 2017, then life came between making music together. We always wanted to work with one another and this track came about because Matt didn’t include it on Rainbow Valley. He sent it to me to fill in the blanks and it’s the first collaboration I’ve done with another artist that I’ve released. I’m super proud of what we’ve done. Matt is an amazing songwriter and instrumentalist. He’s also an absolutely awesome guy with a huge soul so it was a privilege to be a part of this project.” In its musical density, “Talk it Out” expresses both artists’ distinct flairs with much cohesion. Reminiscent of Childish Gambino’s flow, this vibey and organic collaboration is sure to keep you dancing all summer.