Into the Further' is Matthew Santos’ sixth studio album, and third collaboration with Indie label Candy Rat Records following Matter’s of the Bittersweet (2007) and Quickly Disappearing (2012).
Matthew Santos, a dashing singer/songwriter, is gearing up to release his seventh album Into the Further and I got a chance to listen to an advanced copy. Guess what? It’s good.
Matthew Santos - vocals and guitar.
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The song is produced by Soundtrakk and features Matthew Santos, in the same collaborative manner in which the lead single "Superstar" was composed for Lupe's critically acclaimed second album Lupe Fiasco's The Cool. This song appears in the video game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. On May 17, 2009, a low quality version of the single leaked onto the internet, possibly stemming from a rip of the "FNF TV Stream". On June 16, the unmastered version of the song leaked. Fiasco stated that he was angry at the leak, and Matthew Santos further elaborated.
This is Santos’ second album for the label. On Quickly Disappearing, Santos plumbs social consciousness and takes inspiration from the precarious predicament resulting from the melting polar ice caps and the crisis that is global warming. He brings this global issue into a sentimental and personal arena drawing parallels in his own life as an artist trying not to lose himself while also recognizing the enormity and urgency of this looming environmental disaster. Matthew Santos has established himself as one of the rare and striking talents quickly emerging from the Chicago music scene. With an ethereal voice that has been the praise of artists such as Eddie Vedder, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna, Santos has secured his place in current music with his distinguished style and elusive musical gift. Santos is quietly rising into one of the most remarkable voices of his generation.
Background information. Matthew Santos is an American rock and folk singer-songwriter, musician and painter. His music was used in a series of two Radio ads, for American Family Insurance. He became well known for his collaboration with Chicago native Lupe Fiasco on the single "Superstar. He was signed to Lupe Fiasco's 1st & 15th Entertainment record label, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. Into The Further is Santos' fourth album, released June 2, 2015 on Candyrat Records.