Having established himself as a talented songwriter and performer on his 2014 album Farewell Motel, Boston-based avant pop specialist Matthew Connor is now ready to submerge his stories in sonic muck. Night After Night, his new EP, presents a different side of Connor—one that luxuriates in harshly beautiful songs that can be sunk into, that can accompany middle-of-the-night crying over rudderless sadness.
The Alabama-born Connor studied voice and composition at North Carolina School of the Arts before relocating to Boston. On Night After Night, he takes his prodigious talent and rigorous training to craft songs that are covered in static and hiss and distortion, but sparkle underneath the noise surrounding them. Matthew Connor is one of Boston’s most vibrant musicians, and Night After Night finds him dredging up deeply buried ugliness in service of creating art that’s as startling as it is gorgeous.