Matthew Carr – Bright Star Fading

by | Apr 22, 2018 | Song of the Day

“Bright Star Fading,” by Matthew Carr, is the perfect song for an April evening when the marigolds are blooming, the tomato vines are heavy with green promise, and the white-winged doves sit in the back of the yard and don’t say anything because they only speak when we need rain.

The song is classic singer-songwriter provender: a guitar strumming simple chords and an easy voice. There’s conflict underneath, but maybe we can put that off until the stars have made their turn across the sky. Until then, we can enjoy the music and have few drinks. The song ends too quickly, with nothing resolved but nothing broken.

“Bright Star Fading” is Matthew Carr’s new single, backed with “Louisville Kentucky.” Matthew is a Welsh musician currently residing in Prague. On his Bandcamp page, we learn that he “was born in Newport, South Wales, and was brought up in the Gwent valleys. He is known for his mellow vocal style, and easy going folk guitar. His lyrics often feature themes of migration and nature.”

You can support deserving independent musicians like Matthew Carr by visiting his Bandcamp page, listening to his songs, and downloading your favorite tracks. His music is also available for streaming on Soundcloud. And be sure to follow Matthew Carr on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Since 2013, Reverb Raccoon has featured the best music from unknown and independent musicians. His interests include eating leftovers from the neighbor’s garbage can and watching The Royal Tenenbaums.  Email:

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