What’s New? Matt Maltese – Comic Life

There’s enough written about Matt Maltese on TMB that we could probably write his biography, but in case you’ve forgotten: crooning balladeer, razor-sharp wit, master of melancholy.

‘Comic Life’ is the next in a line of killer singles from South London’s new laureate and meanders through a reverb-soaked dreamscape, driven by organs and angelic choirs. Self-depricating and a satire of society, the lyrics attack both the nationwide plague of blissful ignorance and Maltese’s own tendencies to look the other way. A barbed dream of a track, there’s little laughter to be found in his sweet scolding – but when it’s Maltese dishing it out, we’re all gluttons for punishment.

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