With a sound that seamlessly blends folk-rock and modern soul, there’s something for every music fan to love about Toronto singer/songwriter Matt Zaddy. But what’s immediately apparent on his new album *Be*, OUT NOW on all platforms, is a sophistication that dramatically builds on the success of his 2015 debut EP, *Perfect Moments*.
It’s impossible to ignore the positive vibes that *Be* radiates upon first listen; from Zaddy’s dynamic vocal performances to the tight, funky arrangements, there’s a familiarity for anyone who grew up on ‘70s FM radio. But for those who didn’t, there’s plenty to dig into in Zaddy’s stories of life, love, hardship and redemption.
Zaddy is sure to stumble upon more getaways such as that as he hits the road in support of Be. His previous forays have taken him across Canada, while he’s been celebrated at home with “We Are The North,” a song he co-wrote that was chosen as Mississauga, Ontario’s official anthem for its Canada150 events. One of those was the Canada Day extravaganza where he shared the stage with K’Naan, part of the diverse array of artists Zaddy has appeared with, which also includes pop star Francesco Yates, CanRock legends Tom Cochrane and Jim Cuddy, and Australian alt-rockers Atlas Genius.