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Hi Matt, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
Unfamiliar Things is an American alternative band based in Los Angeles, California.
The “unfamiliar” vocals of frontman Matt Levy can mellow the soul in the band’s paired back acoustic tracks and sit powerfully atop the sound of a full band. The band released two acoustic singles in the fall of 2022 and was excited to release a third indie-rock track entitled ‘Most People’ last January 15th.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Released January 15, 2023. This song is really just about going down different paths to find my way. A mischievous melody meets thoughtful lyricism on this effervescent single that is tinged with influences from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie and Vampire Weekend. In addition to its energy and warmth, ‘Most People’ is also an expression of honesty and self-reflection.
Start streaming “Most People” here:
What is your vision for this project?
Truthfully, this single and our subsequent LP (set for release in Spring of 2023) are quite self-centered, although I hope each unique listener can find something in my experiences that resonates with theirs.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
The songwriting style that comes most naturally to me is primarily acoustic, so producing ‘Most People’ with a full band was excitingly challenging. I’m looking forward to more songs like it in the future.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases?
We are so stoked for our debut self-titled album, set for release this spring.