Review – Matthew Johnston

By: Jenna Melanson

EP – There Will Be Miracles
Release Date – August 25, 2014
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/there-will-be-miracles-ep/id906900779
Genre – Pop
Label – 604 Records

Pop singer/ songwriter, Matthew Johnston has been making music since the age of 13, and now signed to 604 Records and releasing his first EP, “There Will Be Miracles”. The EP consists of six songs, including the single, “Explosions in the Sky” which got an extremely positive response from fans.

The EP starts with the powerful track, “Breathe” followed by the single, which will have you entranced and singing along almost immediately. The third song, “Miracles” is one of the shorter tracks on the EP but evokes emotion throughout the whole track. I read that this song was written about first-time fatherhood as Matthew awaits the arrival of his twin baby boys this fall. You can feel the emotion in this condensed track.

“Subtleties” is a beautiful track, with a lot of instrumental, it’s a very calming song. The EP features many different sides of the Matthew, and if you take the time to listen to each song, you will see that the EP is perfectly put together, starting strong and full of energy, followed by the emotional tracks and for the last song “Give Up” you are in for yet another side of the artist. This one is my favourite on the EP, it goes back to the energetic sound, but seems to have a great mix of energy & emotion, and by the end of the song, I would almost guarantee that you will be singing along.

All in all, “There Will Be Miracles” is a great blend of tracks that will appeal to fans of many genres.

Rating: 4/5

Connect with Matthew Johnston:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matthewjohnstonmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewarsnotover
Website: http://matthewjohnstonmusic.com/

I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started with Hedley. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.

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