Matt Zarley has been an openly gay singer/songwriter for over a decade now and his brand of straight up pop music has gotten rave reviews from critics all over the music spectrum. While he may be an indie artist, this is high-quality, well-produced material.
Chuck Taylor at Billboard Magazine: “Stunning tenor range, crafty harmonic layers and spine-tingling money notes… Tweens have plenty of idols to swoon over. Hereʼs a crush for grown-ups, whose earthy machismo is quite the complement to his musical muscle!”
The Advocate: “Lead dance single “WTF” (currently on the Billboard Dance Chart) anchors a sexy collection of swoon-worthy songs about falling in love and healing from heartbreak. The standout title track benefits from backup vocals by Broadway Inspirational Voices.”
My personal favorite tracks on the new album are “Apology” – stripped down arrangement and vocals lets the song and voice do it’s thing, and “Change Begins With Me” – great build and who doesn’t love big vocals with a gospel choir?
Matt’s campy, funny video for “WTF” has gone viral with over 100,000 views on youtube and vimeo since it was released. Gossip and music sites like DListed.com have picked up on the ‘over the top’ sense of humor (and the hunky men) displayed in the music video.
Matt Zarley’s new album “Change Begins With Me” is available today at all digital download retailers. See links below.