Let Me Out!
Let Me Out! Release 20.10.2011 Physically and mentally imprisoned. A "full blooded" cry for help! Burke sets the scene for his third (3rd) singer / songwriter CD during exhaustive "mid life crisis" mood swings and turmoil in Sydney, Australia. Bipolar Disorder was allegedly "responsible" for the incredible soaring "Rock Star" like highs and long, dreaded, lifeless depressive lows which scarred the decade over which these 11 songs were written. Matt released his debut "truth" in 2005 which gave us a glimpse of his struggle but the story was just developing. Together with "Acoustic Friends" - he released "LIVE at the Rockhouse" an energetic and compelling Live CD in 2007 which was recorded in Salzburg, Austria. The music of "Let Me Out!" is rockier that his earlier works with more drive, particularly in the intense vocals. Delicate passages with Cello and Saxophone smooth out the rock ballads. Funk & groove add diversity and character to this primarily acoustic collection. Although, many of the songs on this new album where written in desperation and fanatical / explosive energy, it is Burkes's new found understanding, calm and grounding which has transformed these works into a fine collection of musical achievements. ?His power and determination to tackle fears are highlighted in the Title track, "Let Me Out!" along with, "Mud Swim" and "My Life". No one has the answers. Effectively we are all on our own. "Need You Now" is a plea to those closest to him to understand the urgency and desperation of the situation. Many tracks are complimented with cello and in particular "Surrender" shows the strength in which this instrument can convey such strong emotions. "First Love" and "Closure" follow the story of a passionate teenage relationship which "strangled sense" for over a decade. It was not until this relationship was truly laid to rest that new space was made for love in his life. The bonus acoustic track, "Little Heart Beat" was written spontaneously after the news that his wife, Silvia, was pregnant with their first child. A lullaby and a thank you to the universe for providing such a natural wonder. "Desire to Transcend" and "Another Awareness" give some insight into Burke's experience and connection with this amazing spiritual universe. The listener is guaranteed an authentic and personal journey through a life of confusion, pain, destruction and ultimate understanding. We are thankful that Matt survived this process, produced this gem and is healthy and able to continue this talent of intimate story telling . . .