Ard Matthews releases his first single of 2017, entitled ‘Wonder Years’, a cross genre offering incorporating elements of Pop, Indie, and Dance, while still retaining Ard’s authentic vocal and lyric delivery that he has become synonymous with. ‘Wonder Years’ was written at a friend’s holiday home just outside of Hermanus, and recorded over the space of a few months in Ard’s now hometown of Cape Town, South Africa. The track features the guitar licks of well known Blues Rock maestro and long time friend, Albert Frost, as well as the combined production talents of Peter Pearlson & Keith Farquharson from A.S.E. Cape Town. Ard plays his 1975 Fender Jazz Bass over the chorus’s to create that old style bounce.
The song ushers in a new chapter for Ard, with him using and evolving current musical trends, while adding a level of authenticity and depth that can only be ascribed to years of experience. The track was debuted as a live performance on the prime-time MNET show ‘Arno Carstens & Friends’ which aired on the evening of the 8th of January 2017, and will be available on all digital platforms from that date.
“Come, let’s get lost, let’s get out of here, let’s do all the things that love inspires. Our hearts desires, through the wonder years.”