Matthew Jay isn’t a new name in the music industry. Back in 2003 aged 24 he died in a tragic, unexplained and unsolved incident at a friend’s apartment in London. He was signed to EMI Records in 1999 and had released a critically acclaimed album ‘DRAW’ two years later. Luckily, but with great difficulty, unreleased demos were discovered on his laptop and was released as an album titled ‘Further Than Tomorrow’ in 2008. Q Magazine gave the album four stars, as well as making the song ‘She Didn’t Understand’ their track of the day.
His indie-rock and folk-pop inspired music was compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake, and he had been featured on Jools Holland and Mark Radcliffe’s (BBC Radio 1, 2 & 6) as two of his tracks made Record of the Week. He had also toured with artists such as Tracey Chapman, The Divine Comedy, Starsailor, Doves and the Stereophonics.
His family who are also musicians now manage his work under Jay Music LTD and they have recently announced that they will be releasing a new track titled ‘Holy Details’ on 10th October, which would have been the anniversary of his Birthday.
He was known for being ego-less, authentic and a beautiful person to know according to his friends. Sadly, he didn’t get to make use of the social networking generation, but here is a really good chance to have a listen to his new un-released music for the first time.
‘Holy Details’ is available on the 10th October and will be available via all the big online music retailers.