Daily Discovery: Matt Walters, “I Would Die For You”

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ARTIST: Matt Walters

SONG: I Would Die For You

BIRTHDATE: December 31, 1985

HOMETOWN: Melbourne, Australia

CURRENT LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia

AMBITIONS: To make great albums.

TURN-OFFS: Shorts songs

TURN-ONS: Long songs

DREAM GIG: Paradiso, Amsterdam

FAVORITE LYRIC: “The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face” – Visions of Johanna, Bob Dylan. Blonde on Blonde.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: A Case of You – Joni Mitchell.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Colin Hay. Aged 11 at a small folk festival in Australia.

I WROTE THIS SONG: When I was 21. I wanted to write a dark song. A murder ballad to be exact. Like a Nick Cave song or something. It ended up being much sweeter. I was listening to a lot of Gillian Welch’s, Time the Revelator, at the time.

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