Matt Carstens is a brilliant 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa who has quickly become a household name thanks to the instant popularity of his infectious indie-pop hits and electric-acoustic ballads that graced the charts of local radio stations throughout the country in recent months.
Having earned his stripes as one of SA’s most promising up-and-coming musicians, Matt continues to delight audiences with infinitely listenable tunes that tap into authentic emotions and demonstrate some truly epic song-writing abilities bolstered by the skills of a hand-picked production team.
Matt’s latest single, ‘Why Him’, is a very personal song with a universal theme – the need to let go of someone who doesn’t appreciate or reciprocate your love and uses you for comfort when other relationships fall to pieces.
Matt Carstens explains the song
“Why Him is an ode to an old flame and her unfortunate taste in men. I suppose it’s one of the definitive songs I use to vent about a specific and astronomically complicated situation I found myself in after parting ways with someone. Ultimately, if you’re feeling a little sour or spiteful about a dreaded ex, this is the song for you.”
Peach van Pletzen (Planet Awesome Studios), who produced ‘Why Him’, had a great time in studio with Matt.
“Matt was one of the easiest guys to work with in studio,” he says. “He has great vocal tone and delivery and is tight on the guitar; he made my job very easy! He is also a super talented songwriter to boot.”
Matt’s previous single, ‘High’ has been playlisted on major national radio stations, and is currently charting at #2 on the highly regarded 5FM Indie Chart.
‘Why Him’ has already hit the airwaves on MFM, Bay FM, PUK FM and other radio stations.
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