There are very few tracks which are as stylishly resonant as Matias Malagardis’ debut single Forget. The up & coming artist has proven that whilst he may be a newcomer on the scene other Folk Acoustic artists should be audibly quaking in their boots considering his effortless exuberance of acoustic rhythm. Unhindered by the limited chord progressions offered by the acoustic guitar Matias creates an organic and textured harmony, through off-beat rhythm and tentatively sweet strumming. In synergy with the cathartically poignant instrumentals, Matias vocals are barely more than a sweet whisper which ethereally rises above the guitar to provide a soundscape which is almost impossible to find a flaw in. The lyrics run as you’d expect from an acoustic track romantically poised and instilling a sweet sense of longing.
If you’re a fan of acoustic artists such as Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Ben Howard, I can personally guarantee you’ll adore Matias Malagardis.
You can stream Matias Malagardis’ 2018 single Forget via Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast