There is no shortage in supply of guys with an acoustic guitar in the world, and all of them are vying to ride the coattails of Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes to the top of the charts. On the surface, Matt Gresham’s ‘Home’ sets him up as just another guy with an acoustic guitar. Below that surface, however, is something more.
With an undeniable hook that worms its way into your mind and refuses to leave, ‘Home’ repackages a tired trope that has been an unavoidable staple of music since the late 2000’s. The production is a magical blend of acoustic and tropical EDM that co-exists beautifully. However, the tracks’ lyrics leave a little to be desired but are functional if a small bit formulaic. Besides its lacklustre lyricism, the key component of ‘Home’ is Gresham’s delivery, with his strong and emotive vocal adding a much-needed level of intimacy and believability to the cut that distracts from the cliché lyrics.
All in all, ‘Home’ is a triumph. Gresham’s performance and the track’s strong production allows for it to rise above a genre that has grown tired to become something fresh in a very crowded and homogenous landscape.
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