January 07


Singer-Songwriter Matthew Ryan Jacobs Releases New Single, “The River”


 Kickass Canadian artist, Matthew Ryan Jacobs. From Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, his music is a mix of folk/indie rock/ blues and country. His latest single, “The River” is a folky, indie rock gem. His vocals shine, and the guitar manages to capture the emotion of his lyrics.

“The River” was once again recorded with my producer Ben Kempel, he works out of an old church from the 1800’s that was converted into his home studio. I don’t actually remember writing the main guitar part, but I found it in my phone’s voice memos titled “FINISH THIS”. So I guess I thought it was good when I came up with it. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to play it again since it’s tuned to open E flat for some reason, maybe I should have put that in the title…but after that the rest of the song came pretty quick. I don’t often talk about what songs are about, because some people will have a connection to the lyrics that may be completely different meaning than what I meant them to be. And I don’t want to ruin that for them.” – Matthew Ryan Jacobs Stream “The River” on SpotifyYouTube, and Apple Music
We would like to thank KRIS & NOLA, PR & Marketing from The Strait for the artist profile and press release.