Last October, Australia’s Mat. McHugh released a 13 track album titled Waves that he is giving away for FREE. We’re featuring the song “Black Rainbows” as we revisit an album that was written, recorded and released during a time in which McHugh suffered a serious spinal injury that he has spent the last 12 months recovering from…
You can download Mat McHugh’s song, “Black Rainbows,” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Dec. 17th, 2016.
Mat. McHugh – “Black Rainbows” – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Mat McHugh’s “Black Rainbows” Background:
Waves was released October 2015 and as previously mentioned, the entire album is a FREE download. We hope this feature directs your attention to the record that didn’t receive a lot of press upon it’s initial release.
Mat, who is an avid surfer, had to cancel his Australian tour in support of Waves after suffering a serious spinal injury. Rather than go through potentially voice-damaging or mobility threatening surgery, Mat sought out specialists who have been stretching, manipulating and poking him with acupuncture needles five days a week for the past 12 months to get him back to the point where he could again pick up and play his guitar.
Mat explains: “I’m still on the road to recovery but I’m feeling a lot better than I was a year ago. I’ve been working hard every single day and changed my lifestyle a lot so the whole experience has turned into a positive.”
For those that don’t know, the early part of Mat McHugh’s already accomplished career was spent as the mastermind and creative force behind Sydney, Australia’s musical collective, The Beautiful Girls, where he put out 5 studio albums and 3 EPs from 2002-2014. He has released 3 critically acclaimed solo albums with Waves, Love Come Save Me and Seperatista!.
“Black Rainbows” is track 3 off of Waves and is a song that Mat explains is: “… addressing my feelings about my dad passing away when I was only a young kid. It was the moment the world lost its innocence in my eyes and I started having melancholy as life long companion. I try and use those feelings to create music because it makes me feel better, it makes me remember my dad and it helps me connect with other people who hear it and might feel the same”
While you can download the song “Black Rainbows” for FREE on our homepage, we encourage you to take this read as an FYI to download the entire album of Waves by clicking HERE!
Mat. McHugh Background:
Mat McHugh is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer who has always worn his heart on his sleeve. From the fateful evening on which he decided that playing an open mic night was the way to win the girl of his dreams, his path as a musician has been adventurous, winding and often unexpected. Mat is best known for his pivotal role in Sydney’s The Beautiful Girls, the outfit who provided the means for his initial musical musings. His role in the band, as the front man and creative force, led to glowing reviews, tours, international travel, meetings with heroes, dalliances with villains and an exploration of what was important as a human being, an artist and a man.
Mat McHugh will take his show on the road during Australia’s Summer with his High Up! 2017 coastal tour throughout January and February. The tour will see Mat perform in his current two-piece format of vocals-guitar-electronics alongside long-time friend and live collaborator David Briceno.
Huge thanks again to Mat McHugh for allowing us to download their new song “Black Rainbows” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti