Canadian singer/songwriter Matthew Good is back with a new album called Moving Walls. It’s a very multifaceted album with deep undertones and orchestral patterns that give listeners another intimate taste of Good’s vibrations.
“I think that as you get older, you look at things differently,” Good told 519. “Nothing personal at all, but I’ll watch someone like Dave Grohl still doing the same fucking thing and I’ll just think, I’m fucking almost 50, I’m beyond that. I don’t want to do that. It’s just not where I’m at in my life at all.”
Song like Selling You My Heart really strikes a chord.
“I used the metaphor of being drunk and then you wake up the next morning and you’re next to some stranger and you stand up and it’s a reflection of your life in a bottle in a way, you know what I mean?” Good explained. “Like you look at yourself in the mirror and you see everything that’s in that bottle and you sigh or exhale in a way. It doesn’t really draw parallels as far as me being a writer and talking about art with regards to it being about me and doing certain things, or even selling a part of myself or giving a part of myself away to what I do. It’s way more personal than that.”
His music and his life changed dramatically a few years ago when he was diagnosed with type-2 bipolarity 13 years ago.
“I was in a psych ward and three months later I was on talking about it,” Good added. “I don’t think it’s something that’s embarrassing. People have diabetes. I have neurotransmitters that misfire at the nucleic level in my brain. I was born that way. Bipolarity is a neurochemical disorder. It’s not something that you pick or choose and it’s not something that happens because of trauma or anything else like that. You’re born that way.”
Good heads out on a 31-date headline tour with his band and visits Southwestern Ontario on a few occasions, including London on March 13, Kitchener on March 14, Sarnia on March 15, Hamilton on March 21 and a nearby US gig in Detroit on April 15.