‘Collect’ by Matthew Young is the perfect return of a future RnB icon

At the backend of 2014 I got alerted to the existence of Matthew Young – at the time a mysterious pop entity from New Zealand who’d launched his career by uploading four individual songs to SoundCloud – all 10/10s, all with their own personalities, quirks and envelope pushing sounds. I was hooked.

He’s since put another EP of perfect pop music out, revealed he possesses a face, and yet the world has continued to sleep on him.

This can go on no longer. Collect is his new single. It is out today. It is beautiful.

Snappy, hard drums, the most divine harmonies and falsetto on the chorus, and the line “I see them talking shit on social media / can’t afford that one way ticket on Expedia”.

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