Seeking to find answers and slow the world down, Matthew Pinder is an artist that explores the mountain range of human emotions with a tender artistry that commonly threads throughout his music. The Bahamian singer-songwriter sings from his own experiences, never afraid to bare the raw honesty of life and use his music to tell the stories that often go untold.
With lyrics encompassing the fickleness of relationships, the depths of human longing, and the hope of new days to come, Pinder has created two albums of original music. His first studio EP, Too Young To Understand, released in March 2018 and established Pinder as a newcomer to watch in the saturated singer-songwriter landscape. Working with producer Chris Jacobie (Penny & Sparrow, Jarrod Dickenson, Duncan Fellows), Pinder developed his newest release and first full length record of original songs and stories spanning the lyrical and thematic range of upbeat tones about finding love, to heartbreaking ballads of seeking hope and understanding. The result, Give Me Some Time, showcases Pinder in an undeniably human way as he grapples with finding that balance between the heartbreak and hope of life.
In his quintessential styling of translucent acoustic guitar melodies and soft indie-folk vocals, Pinder translates the relatably intimate lyrics through tender musicality. Struggling with fear after his mother's first diagnosis of cancer, Pinder penned the melancholic ballad "Rest" in the realization that sometimes the only comfort one can have is in being present with the ones you love. After the untimely death of his mother, many of the songs already recorded by Pinder took on a new meaning. In the title track "Give Me Some Time" Pinder confronts the reality of reaching a breaking point, but pleads for restoration - knowing that in time, he'll come around. With lyrics of such raw honesty opening a window into his own emotions, Pinder invites the listener in fellowship to seek understanding, but reminds us that true understanding takes time to find.
“On his first full-length, Give Me Some Time, Matthew Pinder taps into the influence of classic singer-songwriters such as Neil Young and Bob Dylan, as well as, present day artists such as Noah Gundersen and The Head And The Heart. He melds it all into a sound that is completely his own. And that’s just the recording, his live show is even more raw. Pinder wears his heart on his sleeve and has listeners hanging on his every word.” -Chris Jacobie
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