Start of Something Beautiful (2018)

While the name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the song being the first on the album, Start of Something Beautiful marks Matthew’s return to writing music after a multi-year hiatus. The writing of this song was inspired by Valentine’s Day and a budding romantic connection. The uncertainty of such a journey is reflected in the numerous inverted-chord harmonies and the wandering melody, while the gravity of romantic emotion is carried in the expansive sound effects and virtual strings backing.