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W//H Sound Series Presents: The Performance

By MM MGMT

W//H Sound Series Presents: The Performance
Willan House features Matthew Mayfield in their new "Sound Series." Check out the third and final video - "The Performance" below as Matthew performs "History" from his latest release RECOIL.

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W//H Sound Series Presents: The Making of "History"

By MM MGMT

W//H Sound Series Presents: The Making of

Willan House features Matthew Mayfield in their new "Sound Series." Check out Part 2 - "The Making" below and check back tomorrow for the 3rd and final video, "The Performance."

W // H | Sound Series Presents: Matthew Mayfield | THE MAKING from Willan House on Vimeo.

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W//H Sound Series Presents: The Why

By MM MGMT

W//H Sound Series Presents: The Why
Willan House features Matthew Mayfield in their new "Sound Series." Check out Part 1 - "The Why" below and check back tomorrow for the Part 2 "The Making."

W // H | Sound Series Presents: Matthew Mayfield | THE WHY from Willan House on Vimeo.

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Song Stories: Raw Diamond Ring

By Matthew Mayfield

Song Stories: Raw Diamond Ring
I didn’t think I’d ever get to a point where I felt like truly looking into a ring.  She always liked raw diamonds - and I paid attention.  It didn’t work out and thankfully no rings were purchased, but the song was too good to throw away along with the relationship.  “Two lovers, two fighters, two ships out at sea… / Threading the needle with astonishing ease.” That’s where I was at one point.  And that’s where I hope to be again one day.  I hope this song brings joy to those people who are so intertwined and deeply connected to one another that they’d consider spending the rest of their lives together.  Sometimes you lose yourself in the best way. I want this song to allow people to get lost for just a few minutes of unfiltered, unwavering hope and happiness.



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Song Stories: God's Fault

By Matthew Mayfield

Song Stories: God's Fault
This song is the centerpiece of RECOIL.  It was the first one I wrote for the record.  It’s a song about betrayal, but from both sides.  We’ve all done some betraying and we’ve all been betrayed.  I wanted to paint that simple picture and capture the essence of those feelings on tape.  It’s a deeply personal song for me, so it arrived without me having to do anything other than grab ahold of it.  I remember waking up from a nightmare back in December of 2015 and staring at the hotel pen/pad next to the bed. All I wrote was “this bed is a cage” over and over again.  The next morning on the plane, I filled in the last line “and now I have to lie in the one that you’ve made.”  For me, that’s the most powerful lyric on the entire record.  I try to dump my entire heart and soul into every note and every melody I put my stamp on.  This song is one of my proudest moments as an artist.  


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Song Stories: Indigo

By Matthew Mayfield

Song Stories: Indigo
A dear friend of mine lost her brother to a senseless and extremely tragic act of violence that ended in death.  He was only 17.  As I put myself in her shoes (having both a younger sister and an older brother), the song started to spill out.  I think about the other side of this life quite a bit.  It keeps me up some nights.  That idea of riding straight through the sunset...out of this Universe and into a land of complete peace - it’s beautiful to me.  Having lost quite a few loved ones along the way, I realize it ain’t gonna get any easier because we’re certainly not getting any younger.  Our clocks are ticking and our time will run out.  But that doesn’t have to be the end.  Perhaps it’s the True Beginning.  “Indigo” is for anyone who’s ever lost someone dear to them and can’t wait to see them on the other side of this troubled, dark world.  It’s a call to those who are already there to “light fires inside” of us and “hear our cries.”  I believe they hear us.  My hope for this song is that it will take the listener there and give them a renewed sense of peace that there’s more to grief than just sadness.  There’s a beauty in passing onto the next life.  No more goodbyes.   


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Song Stories: TURNCOAT

By Matthew Mayfield

Song Stories: TURNCOAT

With all loss and grief comes the rage phase.  “TURNCOAT” is simply that.  Brutal, vicious, and pissed off.  It’s the wild card on the record.  


There’s nothing else to say about that one.  Just turn it up.  You’ll hear it.


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Song Stories: Wreckage

By Matthew Mayfield

Song Stories: Wreckage
The chorus of this tune is more of a desperation prayer than anything else.  “Please...I need a hand, I’m stuck in the recklessness where all of this began.”  When the melody first arrived for this one, I wasn’t quite sure where to go lyrically.  I kept seeing an image of a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean - mangled and destroyed by a severe storm.  Sometimes when those swells come at us, they leave pieces of the wreckage behind as reminders.  At times I feel like there’s no more room left on the inside for storing it all.  But without fail, I always manage to cram into whatever compartment is left  and allow it to find its place until it’s time to release and cut ties.  There’s a certain triumphant feeling in the music that rubs against the semi-defeated lyric nicely.  But in the end, the boat must be broken before it can be pieced back together and emerge from those depths as a stronger, steadier ship.


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