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TRACK OF THE DAY: Daudi Matsiko – ‘Take Me Old’

Daudi Matsiko teases upcoming double EP with ‘Take Me Old’, a poignant take on love through the years.

Having caught the attention of the music community after collaborating with electronic acts, such as Booka Shade, at the Red Bull Music Academy and touring with the likes of Keaton Henson, the British singer-songwriter collects his first two self-released EP’s, ‘The Lingering Effects of Disconnection’ and ‘A Brief Introduction to Failure’ on this eight-track long-player release through Naim Records.

Matsiko’s raw, unassuming, and bold presentation is what you would imagine the peeling, layer after layer, of a soul sounds like. Hearing Matsiko sing is hearing the confessions of a vulnerable human being who needs to let a weight out; the weight of the anvil that one carries around for a long time and that pushes down, and keeps pushing down, until all that one can do is whisper it to the ear that wants to listen.

In ‘Take Me Old’ Matsiko’s mellow fingerpicking, as well as the hints of saxophone and synth, create an atmosphere that is as precise as the feather that weighs the hearts in Duat. And it is precise in that it successfully leaves sufficient space for cathartic heartstring-tugging, yet conversational lines such as But if I am too late to make it too the toilet seat / I’d do the same for you if it meant more time we could keep” to shine through without making the song fall into the spoken word genre.

We cannot wait to see Matsiko live (see dates below), for it’s on stage that he feels most at home: “Once you’re sat in front of those people you can’t leg it, you’ve got to go for it,” he says.

Daudi Matsiko will release ‘An Introduction to Failure’ on 26th May 2017 via Naim Records. Pre-Order exclusives on all formats here.

Forthcoming Live Dates:

Sunday 21st May – Jamcafe, Nottingham

Friday 26th May – Slaughtered Lamb, London

Find Daudi Matsiko on Facebook and Twitter.

Sergi Cunill
I love Rothko paintings and Bon Iver

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