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Matthew Mayfield, Matthew Perryman Jones

Matthew Mayfield, Matthew Perryman Jones

Matthew Mayfield

Matthew Mayfield has never been one to shy away from a challenge. He’s quite the unpredictable artist and has been consistently releasing material ranging from haunting acoustic ballads to gritty, southern rock’n’roll since 2008. The Birmingham-based songsmith describes his sound as “a bipolar musical disorder,” which seems to fuel his fire for the creative process.

His latest LP, entitled Wild Eyes, is a vast departure from his last full-length album (2012’s A Banquet For Ghosts), but still maintains Mayfield’s signature sound as well as an evident passion for his craft. “I knew I wanted to explore some new places in terms of the sonics,” he says, “but I wasn’t quite sure how to get there. There’s never a map when I get in the studio. It’s gotta feel a little reckless to keep me excited.” Most of the tracks on the album were produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional) in a small studio in the heart of Los Angeles’ Koreatown. “Being in LA and working with Bill was exactly what I needed. As soon as we hit record, everything started to click and the all the question marks suddenly disappeared,” Mayfield says.

Wild Eyes…

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