A Cold Fragment

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I sat at the "piano" with that reverb inside. How can something be so hopeful and melancholy at the same time? I'm not sure there's a word for that sensation. So I leaned into this looking for some brief and potent beauty. I remember watching her sometime ago just smoking out the window. She was quiet and only in a shirt. It was cool outside and the light was soft. Love is the widest thing we know. It can ignite us, and it can help us dig ditches. I love when I'm in complete admiration of that kind of beauty, and all its complexity. This is what that sounds like to me.

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from Current EVENTS, released October 28, 2016
Performed and Created by Matthew Ryan

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Matthew Ryan Nashville, Tennessee

Matthew Ryan is experiencing a kind of noisy renaissance. It began with Boxers then Hustle Up Starlings in 2017.

His 1997 debut album, May Day, has been celebrated by Paste Magazine as one of the best albums released in the 1990s.

Persevering & devotedly independent Ryan continues to grow a sprawling career that's now rich with a long list of beautiful albums and songs.

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