Californian Indie singer-songwriter Matthew Stewart, releases his first single, the title track, “Sex Was Gold” off his forthcoming EP on June 28th.
The song immediately dives into emotional lyricism with lines like "She listens to love songs to fill the hole in her heart". We soon discover the details of a loveless relationship maintained solely for the sex.
Matthew draws inspiration from Folk, Alternative, Classical, Soul and Spanish music and the song exemplifies the folk sound with Stewart’s crooning vocals, textured piano and triumphant horns. Matthew says, "One of the most mysterious and beautiful things we can experience is Art. That said, the art in which I'm married to and completely obsessed with is Music.”
He recorded his album at the acclaimed 25th Street Recording in Oakland, California with Producer/Mixer Joe Chiccarelli made famous by artists like Jack White, Beck, The Shins, and U2.