Matthew Kenneally is the frontman of Canary and “Would You Do It Again?” is his first solo release.
“Would You Do It Again?” transcends storytelling. Kenneally paints an intricate picture that journeys love through the humble beginnings of picked guitars, through waves of romantic strings to choral lines. You can hear the influences of Elliot Smith, Laura Marling and Sufjan Stevens
“The song is about making the same and arguably bad decision or decisions over and over again. Knowing it will cause you pain but choosing to do it anyway.” Says Kenneally “It is about the irrationality of love. It is about the sweetness that can be found in the pain of longing, and jealousy. It is about the bittersweet knowledge that you will probably still make the same decisions in the future.”
Often known for exploring the darker, but largely universal side of the human experience, Kenneally’s upcoming work embodies a more refined and reflective sound than the music associated with the Canary name. This possibly influenced by the peaceful surroundings of his bushy Australian abode which he captures.