GRATEFUL WEB PREMIERES MATT JAFFE’S NEW SINGLE “SHAPE OF FEAR”.
Bay Area artist Matt Jaffe is excited to announce the release of his new single “Shape of Fear,” off his newest full-length album Kintsugi; set to release August 27th. Thanks to Grateful Web for doing a premiere, you can get a sneak peek at the single by clicking here. It will also be available through all other digital music retailers and streaming services starting tomorrow.
Jaffe explained to Grateful Web the meaning behind his latest single, “Shape of Fear”, in which we can all relate to in one way or another. “Without me realizing it, fear has become a theme in my songs. Specifically fear of something unknown. I developed epilepsy in 2015, and the risk of seizures has developed into a shadowy menace, striking without warning or pattern. They are constantly looming but rarely visible. A phantom threat.”
“Shape of Fear” is preceded by three previous songs from Kintsugi, “Voodoo Doll”, “Weekend Lover”, and “Cut Me Down The Middle”. “Voodoo Doll” came with an animated video created by Academy Award-nominated American cartoonist Bill Plympton – watch here.
American Songwriter and Jaffe discuss the meaning of his single “Cut Me Down The Middle”, his time spent working with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison, the meaning behind his fifth studio album (a tragic injury he endured), and working alongside Chuck Prophet on his experimental theatre production. He also discussed the meaning behind, “Enough Bad Luck” with Glide Magazine last month. WIth 185K Views, 109K Streams, and 25.9k followers, Matt is burning his way through the indie scene one brilliant song at a time.
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After cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, San Francisco songwriter Matt Jaffe was discovered by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. Together, they produced his first album at the age of 16, cementing Matt’s dedication to music. Soon, he formed a band, dropped out of college, and has not looked back. Since then, Matt has written more songs than he can remember the words to, crisscrossed the country opening for Blues Traveler and Wilco, and co-written with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s. Matt has served as musical director for experimental theater, collaborated with poets on genre-bending spoken word, and curated residencies among fellow songwriters. Additionally, Matt volunteers with Bread & Roses, a non-profit that brings live music to facilities without regular access to it, such as prisons, rehab centers, and foster homes. Having suffered from seizures since 2015, Matt also uses his music to unite local and national epilepsy communities.
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For more information on Matt Jaffe: www.mattjaffemusic.com