There’s a timeless quality to the music of Kansas City, MO-based artist Mat Shoare, as evinced on his latest, “One of My Songs” off his forthcoming Mirror Music No1. Echoes of psychedelic pop abound throughout, but stripped down to a lower-fidelity context that emphasizes the melody of the vocals, and the regret on this track in particular.
“‘One of My Songs’ is essentially a follow up to my previous single ‘Murder’, but quite a bit lighter and more fun,” Shoare explains. “The song is obviously coming from a place where I was angry. It’s quite bitter. But I had a lot of fun putting the song together. I recorded the song in my home one track at a time, playing all the parts myself. I like the juxtaposition of taking an angry breakup song and turning into a catchy pop song. I enjoy a little bit of angst in my pop. It’s fun to write a catchy song when it all lines up right. These lyrics are as basic as it can get for me. Sometimes it’s nice to see how far you can take a simple idea.”
“Now you’re just a girl in one of my songs,” he sings. “Please sing along if you’ve heard this one before.”
We have, but it’s worth hearing again.