Bluesman Matthew Armitage has delivered a rustic new video for latest single ‘Love from Afar.’
The low-fi offering, filmed at the old Tallebudgera Post Office on an iPhone and provides a visual montage for the first track off Matthew’s upcoming album ‘New Tide’.
‘Love from Afar’ is a redemptive tale of a lover done wrong, inspired by a time when the lines between gospel, hillbilly and blues were not so well defined. Matthew’s danceable blues riffs (which flow through to his own dance moves on the clip) will lead to serious foot stomping for all who listen.
Matthew says the concept for the video came from his friend Polly Armstrong who told him to just “punch out a clip”. Matthew’s girlfriend Candi shot the clip performing the song in various angles using the 8mm app on Boxing Day while Canid’s mum took their daughter for a walk.
“Initially after we were finished I thought we didn’t have much good footage, I felt like I should have worn a nice shirt!”
While his soundsound encapsulates the best of the traditional blues aesthetic he also incorporates new electric and acoustic guitar techniques, which create a dynamic and ever-changing live show.
Check out the clip for ‘Love from Afar’ here:
You can catch Matthew Armitage live this month too. Here’s his upcoming gigs: