Broken Bones Matilda – Everafter
Broken Bones Matilda has just the right balance between melody, harmony, and raw edges that help define and enhance the lyrics. In this case, Everafter (heard here), talks about teenagers coming of age, something that we have all lived through, and the angst of love and relationships in that time. The duo speaks of missed opportunities, of shy boys who can’t bring themselves to say what they want to say to the girl they like. It’s a mixed emotion, a conflict between insecurity and longing that is stated clearly in the refrain:
“Don’t be late boy
You better turn and run
Teenage girls don’t wait for the right one to ask them
Don’t be late boy
What you gonna ask her?
First to drink
Then to dance
And be your everafter“
Musically, Everafter is a slow burner with a feeling of hormonal explosion just beneath the surface. Broken Bones Matilda is Sam and Sarah, but they tend to keep their last name identities closely guarded (according to my reading and finding little on their names, at least). Sarah’s vocals here are edgy, again with that touch of rawness, whereas the baritone fills and harmonies from Sam are the smooth edge. The combination is more than a little complimentary. Sarah’s vocals are enough out front, that the longing of the song comes through strongly.
The duo’s debut long-player is due out sometime this year. In the meantime, you can find a little information on the band from their website, and their Facebook page. You can listen to the band’s music on Spotify. Broken Bones Matilda is demonstrating that they have a lot of talent and I’m hoping to hear more from the band in the future. Keep your eyes open for that new long-player!
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