REVIEW album River Matthews Imogen

River Matthews Raises The Bar For 2018 Album Releases

River Matthews initially trained in music therapy. While music has always clearly been a passion, it is apparent that his initial intentions were to assist others through his craft rather than use songwriting to explore his own personal trials and tribulations. However, the realisation that self exploration through songwriting is as therapeutic for his listeners as it is for him as an artist, he took a gamble and started writing and performing.

Soon enough he had met with acclaimed songwriter Jamie Scott, who spotted River's raw abilities and wanted to help nurture his talent. The two become songwriting partners, with River building up a strong enough body of work to head out on the road in support of Rag ā€˜Nā€™ Bone Man. Such was his popularity on the dates that Nettwerk snapped him up for their roster and he went on to sell out two headline tours in 2017.

Although he has previously unveiled EP releases, 2018 marks a bold step forward as he unveils debut album, 'Imogen'. The collection solidifies his place as one of the UK's most distinguished, capable and compelling songwriters of recent years. While the masses flock to Ed Sheeran's feet, they should really turn their heads towards a man who truly sings from the hearts and is unafraid to connect with the most personal stories.

'Imogen' is a spine-tingling collection of flawless compositions.

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