One half of Mega Jawns, musician and producer Will Sumsuch joins forces with jazz vocalist and Alice Russell band member Matty Eeles for warm, soulful downtempo ballad ‘Don’t Go’.
Will and Matty began playing and recording together around a decade ago in Brighton, UK, performing improvised live PA sets around local venues. They’ve collaborated on several releases for Will’s Colour and Pitch label, as well as sublime deep house cut ‘This Old Town’, a charity single to raise funds for mental health organisation ‘Mind’, which made waves across the electronic music world back in 2013 (and continues to raise funds to this day).
Written and recorded circa 2015 but only now seeing the light of day, ‘Don’t Go’ is a deeply touching, heartfelt slice of downtempo soul, with smooth Rhodes piano and mournful live guitar, perfectly complimenting Matty’s sultry vocal. Second track ‘One Together’ evolves subtly from one single piano note into an expansive spine-tingling piece, cinematic and quite unique.
About the artists:
Sumsuch is a music-maker, DJ and writer from the South coast of England, running his own label Colour and Pitch as well as releasing on (and working with) BBE and penning articles and features for Chicago’s 5 Magazine.
Also hailing from the South coast, Matty Eeles is a highly accomplished jazz singer, training with improv legend Keith Tippett in the 90s before joining Alice Russell’s band as a backing vocalist and finding constant demand for her “luscious vocals”, as described by BBC Radio 6’s Nemone. Recently Matty formed new 6 piece band Bungaroosh with 12 Stone Toddler’s Ben Jones; they are currently working on their first album.