REVIEW: Matt Corby - Into The Flame

For many fans of music, television shows where unknown singers compete for record contracts are not the place where you find real talent. Sure, success has been had by winners (and some losers) of these shows, but the vast majority fade into oblivion. This is a case where a loser of one of these shows has used his appearance to catapult himself into the limelight. The catch: he appeared on Australian Idol, a version of the popular American television show filmed down under. His most recent EP is his best recording yet, combining rootsy soul with acoustic folk is a combination unheard anywhere in the world. He is purely amazing with the way he transmits his music, transforming the air into a canvas for his sonic paints. The track "Brother," which is the single from this independently released EP, found itself winding up at #3 on 2011's "Hottest 100" song list as voted on by fans of Australian radio station Triple J. The song is one of the best songs you'll ever hear and will instantly get stuck in your head for hours on end. This EP is just the latest in a string of short recordings that Corby has put out since his television appearance, but will surely be the springboard which catapults him to stardom throughout the entire world. American satellite radio has even begun playing his cover of the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" that he recorded live in studio for Triple J's :Like A Version." Get to know Matt Corby now, because he is going to be a household name by the year's end, and and you'll be able to say you knew him before he was huge (at least in the US).