Matt Corby Points The Finger At Humanity For Our “Problems”

[Cover photo credit to Billy Zammit]

Matt Corby, an award winning Australian songwriter and Producer, has shared his new single “Problems.” The single comes out via UK label Communion and his first release since 2020’s stand-alone singles “If I Never Say A Word” and “Vitamin.” Recorded at Corby’s Rainbow Valley Studios and co-Produced with Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Skegss), “Problems” was inspired by some hectic events in Corby’s life.

As the story goes:

On the day Matt Corby was meant to start recording his new album, he and his family were instead rescued by a neighbor. Their home had been engulfed by the flood waters that raged through Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, in early 2022. After nervously watching his heavily pregnant partner and young son be whisked away in a small inflatable dinghy, he got to work ferrying provisions to stranded locals and digging rotting mud out from beneath his home.” 

Within a week of these events, Matt returned to the studio and “Problems” was made. The track dives deeper into R&B influences and sees Corby playing bass, drums, and keys on the track.

Corby comments further on the track:

It’s about how funny humans are creating our own problems and issues that we then have to solve. Or creating problems so difficult we then can’t solve. And how people talk so much shit and don’t do anything – how we’re setting ourselves up for failure. People want to point the finger but nobody wants to carry anything themselves.

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